Essential Minerals: Regeneration

Remember the periodic table from chemistry class? Do you remember all its elements? Well, dig them out of that dusty box in your brain, because those elements are also essential to our body’s cells.

What do you really need to know about this?

Well I was a bit shocked to when I learned that about 2/3rds of most people are deficient in magnesium.  And that's NOT GOOD.  Think anxiety, restlessness and feelings of stress among the vast amount of other symptoms that we tend to live with.

Sodium and potassium are crucial for the “message transmission processes” that are responsible for the entire activity of our nervous system. Deficiency of these minerals can cause disturbed activity of nervous system and can impair various bodily functions like sensations, cognitive function, and muscle movements. Sodium is critical for maintaining normal blood pressure

Most people come to me wanting to feel better and more inner peace.  Well that is pretty hard if you do not have these incredibly important building blocks that your body can process all of the functions that you need on a daily basis to FEEL GOOD and manage your metabolism.

It is not difficult to ensure you are incorporating these minerals into your meals. Sprinkle a small amount of Himalayan or sea salt on top of an omelet or a vegetable salad. Make a protein-rich meal or snack of meat and legumes topped with nuts.

Trace minerals should not be underestimated.  Almost everyone that comes to me has some type of imbalance that is throwing them off.  They are important components of blood and various enzymes that produce your body’s proteins. They also regulate a variety of critical bodily processes including cell renewal and repair, taste reception, metabolic processes, detoxification of poisonous substances and maintenance of blood sugar. 

Be creative and include a number of ingredients to build one meal rich in minerals, instead of concentrating on just one or two minerals. For example, cook a meal decorated with green vegetables such as broccoli. A super simple idea is to sprinkle some sea salt and kelp or dulse, which are sea vegetables loaded with minerals.

Make minerals a staple of your clean eating plan!

Another of my favorite way to ensure my minerals intake is to drink coconut water or mix it in with my smoothie.

Simple and easy. Make clean eating and looking younger easy because clean eating and looking younger should NOT be difficult.

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To your health & happiness,

Angela XO