Magnesium deficiency another sad reflection of the human diet

Iron, potassium, folate, magnesium . . . these are just a few of the nutrients we’ve been told the general population is deficient in. And that’s very sad to hear as these nutrients are plentiful in whole, unrefined foods. If we are deficient in them, it’s a telling indication we are eating very poorly – and eating far too many ultra-processed foods! Low dietary magnesium, for example, has been linked to diabetes. That makes sense, as magnesium is involved in glucose metabolism(1). However, we are certainly not getting enough magnesium in our diets due to the amounts of highly processed foods we tend to eat. Processing can remove or reduce many nutrients. Good food sources of magnesium inclu

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