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Did you Know: #Magnesium & #VitaminD

Magnesium Boosts Vitamin D

Do you believe you are getting enough vitamin D in your daily nutrition? Did you know if your diet lacks magnesium, you won’t get the full benefit of vitamin D?

Before you start buying supplements, see a physician and ask for a vitamin panel, blood work report. I have had many fitness clients over the years that suffered unusual symptoms during regular exercise. Most symptoms were directly contributed to the lack of certain vitamins and minerals. Always get the facts before self medicating to avoid toxic overloads which can result in other health concerns.

According to Webmd.com

If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight. It also occurs naturally in a few foods–including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks–and in fortified dairy and grain products

Webmd
for full article click here.

Study Published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

The study found that vitamin D is not properly metabolized when magnesium levels are low.

Abstract

Nutrients usually act in a coordinated manner in the body. Intestinal absorption and subsequent metabolism of a particular nutrient, to a certain extent, is dependent on the availability of other nutrients. Magnesium and vitamin D are 2 essential nutrients that are necessary for the physiologic functions of various organs. Magnesium assists in the activation of vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphate homeostasis to influence the growth and maintenance of bones. All of the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D seem to require magnesium, which acts as a cofactor in the enzymatic reactions in the liver and kidneys. Deficiency in either of these nutrients is reported to be associated with various disorders, such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. …

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
for full study and report, click here.

Again, please have proper blood work performed and evaluated before starting any supplement program. If you have high potassium concerns, taking magnesium can result in elevated potassium levels.

Foods high in magnesium

  • legumes
  • whole grains
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • leafy greens
  • dark chocolate

Catherine Bares


 

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Sugar Shocker-How much sugar is in that?

My son came over the other day with one of his favorite soft drinks.  (Jolly Rancher soda)  I was curious so, I picked up the bottle to review the sugar content.

  • 25g sugar-per serving
  • 2.5 servings
  • 62.5g sugar-total intake

My reaction:  Oh My Goooooodness! Are you kidding me?

How does 62.5 grams of sugar equate into teaspoons?  I did some research online and found this equation:

  • One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar.
  • 62.5 grams of sugar = 15.62 teaspoons of sugar.  Wow! in one bottle of soda
  • Sugar Shockers click here to read “Sugar Shockers: Foods surprisingly high in sugar” from WebMD archive.

Names for added sugars on labels include:

  • Brown sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Fruit juice concentrates
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt sugar
  • Molasses
  • Raw sugar
  • Sugar
  • Sugar molecules ending in “ose” (dextrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose)
  • Syrup

Pay attention to sugar content.  Do some research, look at the rapidly increasing diabetes statistics and how it is affecting the youth and their health.  Don’t just assume that it is okay to consume because the packaging contains misleading information.

Catherine Bares

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