Dr. Oz, Magnesium Defieciency May Be Your #1 Reason Your Exhausted
Do you suffer from exhaustion, late afternoon energy lulls, and just a general feeling of fatigue and lack of energy when you still have so many things left to do? Today’s Dr. Oz September 24, 2012 show talks about how low magnesium levels could be the #1 reason behind your fatigue, exhaustion, and lack of energy. Dr. Oz you said that you need to have a sufficient amount of magnesium in your body all day long. While you can take supplements, there are many foods that are high in magnesium that would even be better! Today, Dr. Oz revealed his grocery list of magnesium rich foods that will help you cure exhaustion and fatigue for good! Just think of how much more you will be ready to accomplish when your not wanting to lay down for a nap or are dragging yourself through your day in a sluggish manner:)
Magnesium Rich Foods?
Dr. Oz gave a list of magnesium rich foods that you should be eating every day.. Eat these foods throughout the day to keep your magnesium levels high.
- 1 cup of lentils
- 1 cup of kidney beans
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 1/2 cup of quinoa
- 1/2 cup of boiled spinach
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of shredded wheat
- 1 cup of raisin bran
- 2 bannanas
- 2 slices of whole wheat breat
How much magnesium should we be having in our diet each day?
You should have 310 milligrams for women and 400 milligrams for men (for those under 30). If you are over 30 you should up your magnesium levels to 320 mgs (women) and 420 mgs (men). Dr. Oz gave the whopping statistic that 68% to 75% are magnesium deficient.. I have a feeling that I am one of those that are magnesium deficient. This was a real eye opener for sure!
Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
So, what are some signs that you could be magnesium deficient? Dr. Oz said that you will feel tired, fatigues, and how a general lack of energy. You will likely also feel anxious, irritable, and weak. Why does low magnesium cause all these symptoms of exhaustion? Well, your red blood cells become weak when you have low magnesium levels in your body. When your red blood cells aren’t working as optimally as they should they will bring less oxygen to your issues.. The result is, yep you guessed it…. exhaustion.
Magnesium Grocery List Of Foods High In Magnesium
- Bananas – I bet these were one of the foods that you knew were high in magnesium! One banana contains 32 miligrams.
- Kidney beans – 1 cup of kidney beans has 70 milligrams of magnesium. They are also high in fiber and protein which will help in the battle against fatigue.
- Black Beans – One of the highest sources of magnesium (I had no idea!). Black Beans have 120 milligrams of magnesium. I love black beans but for whatever reason don’t eat them very much… Looks like I’ll be adding more servings of black beans to my diet.
- Whole wheat bread – Two slices of magnesium will give you 46 milligrams of magnesium.. If your having a sandwich for lunch, make sure you are using whole wheat bread to keep your levels an afternoon boost.
- Brown rice – In a cup of brown beans you will get 84 milligrams of magnesium
- Lentils – Vegetarians often eat lentils as a meat substitute. Lentils contain 72 mg in one cup
- Oatmeal – 61 mg in one cup.. Great way to start your day in the morning!
- Quinoa – Dr. Oz talks about quinoa a lot. He said that quinoa is a complete protein and whole grain.. In fact, you only need to 1/2 a cup to get 118 grams of magnesium to your diet.. I’ve never tried quinoa, but I think that it will be one of the new foods on my grocery list the next time i’m out!
- Raisin Bran – A bowl of raisin bran has 77 mg of magnesium
- Spinach – 1/2 cup of boiled spinach will give you 78 milligrams of magnesium. Dr. Oz said to boil it because your body absorbs it better that way.
- Shredded Wheat – Contains 61 milligrams in one cup.. The natural shredded wheat, and not the Frosted Shredded Wheat! Thought you found a loop hole didn’t ya?