Nutrition: Eat better, sleep better

Do you suffer from poor, broken sleep, restless legs, muscle cramps and general fatigue?

In my personal experience with clients these symptoms that can often be displayed when there is lack of magnesium in the body.

Magnesium is one of the minerals that is needed in larger quantities in the human body. It plays a role in up to 300 functions within the human body including:

·         Muscle and nerve function

·         Supports a healthy immune system

·         Maintains blood sugar levels

·         Regulates blood pressure

·         Supports energy production and protein synthesis

·         Improves sleep patterns

Foods that contain magnesium are:

Pumpkin, sunflower seeds, Soybeans, Spinach/dark leafy greens, Squash, Sesame seeds, Almonds, Okra, Cashews, fish, whole grains, avocados, bananas, dark chocolate

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Also, there are some known medications that can deplete magnesium - Diuretics, anti-biotics and pain killers.

Magnesium can be supplemented with tablets or trans dermally (spraying on to the skin) my personal preference to supplement this mineral is with a spray.  Sprayed on to the skin directly on to the muscles after training can help to aid recovery and induce deep sleep.

Conversely, too much magnesium can have a detrimental effect on the body.  Excessive doses of magnesium can cause diarrhoea.

I hope you have found these facts about magnesium interesting.  Of course there is much more information available. If you would like to know how to get magnesium into your diet at Limitless we offer structured nutritional advice and guidance along with kick-start meal plans.

The New Year is a great time to start a fresh and address the different foods and nutrients you consume as a way of living a healthier and nutrition-rich lifestyle. It can benefit so many areas of your life but can often be a confusing subject because of the many conflicting messages we receive from food manufacturers.