Nutrition tips for mums

Local personal trainer and nutrition advisor Vanessa Alexander gives us some bite sized tips on  improving what we eat


Magnesium - The forgotten mineral

To supplement or not to supplement?  Poor soil and food processing now make it highly unlikely that we are getting enough nutrients and minerals in our diets. Over-cooking significantly depletes the nutritional value in food and microwaving completely alters the DNA structure.

I often hear comments like “I eat really well, all organic etc... The truth of the matter is unless you grow all your own vegetables, eat everything within a few days of harvesting, eat your food as close to raw as you can manage, get water from your nearby spring, as a  general rule, we get very little nutritional value from food in the present  day.  

Magnesium plays a significant role in health, second only topotassium in terms of concentration within the individual cells. Our muscles contain 26% of total magnesium found in the body, while the bones contain 60%, and it is involved as a co- factor in every single step in energy production in the body.

As well as energy metabolism, magnesium participates in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, fatty acid metabolism, protein synthesis for growth and repair, neuromuscular contractions/relaxation and bone integrity.

So if you suffer from consistently low energy levels, chronic fatigue even,  constant aching and tired muscles, it may not all be down to the stresses and strains of your day, you could be deficient magnesium even if only subclinically. It is important to select the right form of magnesium  and be very particular about the quality and source of every supplementation. You really do get what you pay for.

For more information please contact Vanessa:
Tel: 07738538497

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