Magnesium levels linked to heart disease
Low magnesium levels have again been found to be a prime predictor of heart disease.
Dr Midred Seelig studied the link between magnesium and cardiovascular disease (CVD) for more than 40 years, starting in 1937. Research scientist Andrea Rosanoff, PhD., and colleagues, looked backwards over this data and have confirmed the link.
Previous research has shown low magnesium levels are linked with cardiovascular risk factors such as:
- high blood pressure
- hardening of the arteries
- arterial plaque build-up
- calcification of soft tissues
Where do I find magnesium?
Magnesium is green, hence vegetables are green given their base is chlorophyll – rich in magnesium! Magnesium is the element that causes photosynthesis; the process of plants capturing and converting sunlight into chlorophyll.
The richest food sources of magnesium are all plant foods: green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, sprouted quinoa, buckwheat and soybeans, chickpeas, spinach, peas, cashews, pine nuts, white beans, black beans, oat bran, tuna, banana, dried apricots and avocado.
“The fact that low levels of magnesium are associated with all the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart arrhythmia, angina and heart attack, can no longer be ignored; the evidence is much too compelling”
Dr Carolyn Dean, MD, ND.
Quotes taken from an article reported by Medical News Today on February 2, 2013.