Diabetes: Are You Deficient in This Mineral

When you think about a mineral that is critical for managing glucose levels you may immediately think of chromium. It is used by our bodies for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism, and is essential for maintaining normal blood sugar. However, there is another mineral many people are found to be deficient in which is critical and that is magnesium.

Calcium has always gotten most of the attention over the years, but magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. Deficiency, which is very common, contributes to significant health problems including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In fact, having low magnesium levels could be the greatest predictor of heart disease according to recent research.

So besides supplementing, using a magnesium lotion or cream and taking Epsom salt baths, how can you increase magnesium intake? The short answer is eat more plant foods. Include foods like dark green leafy veggies as well as raw cacao powder, dark chocolate, avocados, pumpkin and sesame seeds, and herbs like chives and basil.

Do you regularly include magnesium-rich plant foods in your meals or supplement to be sure you are getting enough of this critical mineral?

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4 Responses to Diabetes: Are You Deficient in This Mineral

  1. Have been dealing with Type II diabetes for nearly 30 years now Ms. Ann. Of all the educators, endocrinologists, etc. I’ve worked with, I can’t recall any of them ever mentioning magnesium to me. I give it to my cattle in the springtime to help prevent bloat or grass tetany, but had no idea it’s something I should be watchful also. Thank you so much ma’am

    • amusico says:

      In all fairness, J.D., we learn new things every day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But it also doesn’t surprise me as this is something natural and not a drug.

  2. Ann, I’m glad to learn that my diet is rich in magnesium and to hear its benefits. Thanks so much.

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