A Magnesium Deficiency can cause depression, dizziness, muscle weakness, twitching, and premenstrual syndrome.
It is a vital component of a healthy human diet.
Its main role is as a constituent of bone.
It also assists in the transmission of nerve impulses and is important for muscle contraction.
A lack of this mineral is also believed to be the cause of heart palpitations.
Magnesium Deficiency in Sport
As far as athletes are concerned, no single food can enhance performances.
Athletes should follow a balanced diet which is calibrated to meet energy requirements.
magnesium levels have often been found in those engaged in endurance
sports like marathons and cycle tours.
This can interfere with the
release of energy, causing fatigue and possible muscle cramps.
Have your bran in the morning ,and your green leafy veggies in
the evening, but if you are still not getting enough magnesium in your
natural diet, you might need a supplement especially in the weeks
leading up to an endurance event.
Restless Legs and a Magnesium Deficiency
It has been suggested that a deficiency in magnesium could be one of the causes for restless legs.
Be careful of "self" diagnoses, always consult your Health Specialist.
Quote of Note
The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.
A tribute to Fraser Hastings.
only are they low in fat, but one medium size potato contains only
one-and-a-half servings of carbohydrates (dieticians recommend 4 daily
servings) - meaning they are not too high in kilojoules after all (498
kilojoules a potato).
inexpensive vegetable provides fiber if eaten with the skin and contains
high levels of chromium and potassium which aid brain function.
They don't contain wheat so are a great alternative to bread.
For those on the Banting Diet, just ignore the above!!