Doctor Myasnikov assessed the problem of magnesium deficiency and named products containing it

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General practitioner Alexander Myasnikov: the problem of magnesium deficiency in the body is often exaggerated.

Doctor Myasnikov assessed the problem of magnesium deficiency on the set of a health program “About the most important thing.” According to a famous Russian physician, it is difficult today to “earn” a serious magnesium deficiency that would somehow threaten the body – this requires specific conditions.

“The myth is that we are undernourished on magnesium. It's complicated. Magnesium is everywhere in food,” said Alexander Myasnikov.
The doctor clarified that for a real magnesium deficiency to occur, the body must immediately lose a large amount of this microelement.

Why this can happen:

  • Due to severe stress;
  • Due to a monotonous, very poor diet for a long time;
  • Due to increased excretion of magnesium by the kidneys as a result of malfunctions;
  • Due to disorders that prevent the absorption of magnesium through intestines;
  • Due to conditions that cause frequent urination.
  • Due to severe infection;
  • Due to high physical exertion;
  • Due to abuse of alcohol, caffeine.

What symptoms may indicate a lack of magnesium: increased anxiety, muscle spasms, bodily pain, sleep disturbances, increased fatigue and decreased performance.

What foods contain magnesium? Doctor Myasnikov named foods containing it – chocolate, poultry , fish, seaweed, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, bananas, nuts.

Earlier, the portal wrote that salt contains an additive that can be toxic to the body.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Alexander Myasnikov Alexander Myasnikov Healthy lifestyle general practitioner, cardiologist, chief physician of City Clinical Hospital No. 71 (Moscow), television and radio presenter.