Calcium gets more headlines, but magnesium is more important. Bones contain 60%, muscle cells 26% and the rest is in fluids and soft tissue cells. It has a important role in protein formation, cellular replication, energy production for brain, liver, kidney and heart. Magnesium is the activator of the sodium-potassium pump (sodium out of cells and potassium in) which plays a big role in blood pressure stabilization. Did you know that magnesium is refered to as "nature's calcium channel blocker"? It is able to block calcium from entering heart muscle cells and vascular smooth muscles. Too much calcium in these areas can cause fatty plaque to harden, which is called atherosclerosis. This increases your chances of heart disease and a heart attack. The proper amount of daily magnesium can help lower blood pressure, better working heart and reduce vascular resistance. Supplementation might be the answer for you if you are not getting enough magnesium from your food....
Quick and easy little snacks that are full of minerals. Calcium, magnesium and manganese are often deficient in many people, which contribute to future health related problems and disease. Try to use organic and raw snacks to get the maximum health benefits. Whip up a batch and feel good about having a snack.
1 cup hemp hearts
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup almond flour
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup flax meal
24 chopped dates
2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. coconut sugar (optional for extra sweetness)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll into 20 balls.