By Magda Nieuwoudt
MAGNESIUM -My Favourite Mineral and here is why:
Do you sometimes feel tired, and think you need to eat for energy? Mostly, then grab the wrong high sugary foods... making you feel more depressed and tired because of the hormone secretion.
MAYBE CONSIDER THIS!!!
THE ROLE OF MAGNESIUM: (Mg)
This mineral is one of the important intracellular reactors. It is a co-factor to more than 300 enzyme systems that regulates biochemical reactions.
- Prot synthesis
- Muscle & Nerve function
- Blood glucose control
- Blood pressure
- Promotes Ca absorption
- Control Heart rhythm
In short = Mg controls energy production and metabolism!
You can imagine being low in Mg and trying to do intervals on the bike where you need fast nerve twitch fibers and glucose for energy. But your body just can’t seem to produce it!
You need a daily intake of:
Men- 400-420 mg/day
Women- 300-350 mg/day
I ALWAYS SUGGEST REAL FOOD BEFORE SUPPLEMENTS:
Greens / Nuts / Dry Beans
- Pumpkin seeds (eat over your muesli or yogurt in the mornings)
- Almonds / cashews / peanut butter
- Spinach / Broccoli / Avo
- Brown rice
- Plain yogurt
- Dark Chocolate (69% +)
Mg would not promote athletic performance but for sure would keep you healthy to able to do the session or just daily life!!
Any questions? Ask away!!
This blog is written by the coach and athletes associated with Trivium.