Most people today are severely deficient in magnesium, getting less than half of what their ancestors did only a century ago because farm soils are generally poor and over framed and most of us don’t eat enough green leafy vegetables- the average needed per adult is 6 cups a day. The modern diet (Standard Australian Diet) of processed foods is also magnesium-deficient and nutrient-deficient and high in sugar which depletes magnesium more from the body. How do you know if you’re Magnesium deficient? If you have any of these you might be: Insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity, ADHD, restlessness, body odor, constipation, muscle spasms, twitches, soreness, impaired memory or cognitive function, back aches, headaches or migraines, menstrual pain or irregularities, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, digestive disorders, skin conditions.
Pharmaceuticals such as diuretics and antibiotics can lead to an increased loss of magnesium from the body. Alcohol consumption has been linked to magnesium deficiency as it uses up so much Magnesium to flush alcohol from the liver.
And a big one . . . . . for every molecule of sugar you consume, it requires 54 molecules of magnesium to process it! No wonder we are deficient right! Basically, sugar leaches vitamins and minerals from your body, including magnesium.
So soak in weekly or twice weekly Epsom salt bath and daily spray Magnesium oil on to your body (not after shaving ladies!) depending on how defendant you are depends on how much it stings at first, but as your body drinks it in the stringing stops and the benefits to this amazing super mineral are: Improves sleep quality. Calms overactive nerves so is good for busy lives or those on the Autism Spectrum as it relieves stress, boosts energy level, strengthens the immune system, hydrates and strengthens skin, helps proper muscle function, relieves aches, pains, spasms, improves bone strength, and protects from loss of bone (osteoporosis).
So why wouldn’t you try this amazing mineral? What have you to loose? It’s a simple product that can help with so many health complaints.
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein and a good source of magnesium. They are good for digestion as they help to exfoliate the Gi tract and keep you full for a long time, because they swell and use the bodies fluids to digest them drink lots of water about 30 minutes after the meal. They are versatile as dehydrator warmed porridge or a cool smoothie or as divine dessert. They are great foods for kids under 3 and make a great transition food to a raw fruitarian lifestyle…
If you stick to the basic recipe below you can then add any fruit, puree, seed or nut milk or powder to make them to your own taste…
This is chia porridge I made with almond milk and topped with bananas, spirullina, mesquite, camu camu, hemp seeds, almonds, brazils, pecans, cocao nibs and coconut.
The basic recipe is:
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups filtered water or nut-seed milk of choice
This makes a 6:1 ratio which gives you a good gel. Mix it together and leave for up to 30 minutes.
I leave mine in the fridge in a jar for the next days breakfast or snack. Then you can top it with fruit or add more milk or nuts and seeds to make a complete meal.
As an egg replacer the ratio is: for 1 egg- 1tbs chia seeds to 3 tbs of water.