Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

 

 

 

 

 

By Dr. Mercola

Magnesium is an essential mineral used in pathways for energy production, protein synthesis and cell signaling.1 The mineral is involved in nearly 300 metabolic reactions.2 It is used by every organ and muscle in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and bones. Deficiency and insufficiency have been associated with a number of health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.

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Global Health Consequences of Eating Too Much Sugar

Story at-a-glance

  • Our evolutionary history doesn’t support a high-carb diet, yet the majority of foods we eat are loaded with added sugar
  • On average, Americans consume about 23 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Sugar threatens to wipe out some of the oldest communities on Earth

There is increasingly compelling research showing your biology is not optimized for a high carb diet. Consuming excessive sugar just doesn’t bode well for you. Yet the majority of foods eaten in the U.S. and around the world (including in some previously unaffected aborigine communities) contain significant amounts of sugar.

However, this has not always been the case. Historically — and as recently as the 20th century — sugar was viewed as a treat. It was a delicacy enjoyed only on occasion, such as with a cup of coffee or tea. Fast-forward to the 21st century and added sugar is found in just about everything we eat, including many non-junk food items such as pasta sauce, salad dressing, crackers, fruit juices, yogurt, energy drinks and many other foods.

 

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