We drink the most milk but have the weakest bones, hmmm. The typical American consumes roughly 276 pounds of dairy a year (🤢) and we have some of the highest cases of osteoporosis and bone loss. There are many factors that play a role in calcium absorption and building strong bones but our bodies won’t allow calcium to be absorbed into our bones without MAGNESIUM!
High calcium intake without a sufficient consumption of magnesium may lead to calcium buildup in the soft tissue, (to calcify). Calcified plaque can lead to arthritis, bone spurs, and calcium crystals in the foot which are very painful. Calcium buildup in the soft tissue can also lead to Alzheimer’s and many other diseases.
Foods rich in magnesium are vegetables – especially greens, [unrefined] whole grains and legumes. The benefits of magnesium are: calm nerve function, harmonized mental and emotional imbalances including depression, bipolar disorder and irritability among many other issues. Magnesium relieves constipation, improves digestion, helps heal arthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Approximately 70% of the US population suffers a magnesium deficiency.
Stay healthy, eat your greens Popeye!