Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More on Magnesium

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While too much fat in the diet can be unhealthy, eating at least some fat along with your meals may help improve nutrient absorption. In a 2004 study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers reported that, "Essentially no absorption of carotenoids was observed when salads with fat-free salad dressing were consumed. A substantially greater absorption of carotenoids was observed when salads were consumed with full-fat than with reduced-fat salad dressing."1 If you are trying to lose weight but are low in magnesium, you may be better off cutting down on calories and especially high glycemic, empty calorie foods like white bread, cake and cookies rather than fat. I developed many of my major Mg deficiency symptoms (twitches, fibromyalgia, muscle cramps, etc.) as an adult when went on a low fat diet to lose weight, though at the time I didn't realize that a lack of fat may have been a factor.

Check it out, you'll be impressed with all that magnesium does for our bodies!! I am finding more and more benefits of beans in my diet the more I study nutrition!!

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