The Mineral That Will Melt Your Belly Fat!

A Happy, Flat Tummy!

We all want a Flat Tummy and a lean mid section. This is easily accomplished by increasing the intake of Magnesium.

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the body and yet, its health benefits are often under-appreciated. According to the National Institutes of Health: “Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.”

Magnesium is a mineral that is important in growth of gut bacteria, also known as the skinny bacteria. There’s solid proof that thin people have more good bacteria than heavy people; turns out, good bacteria reduces calorie absorption thus preventing us from gaining weight.

They also minimize gas and irritation as food is broken down-key, since inflammation caused by digestive distress is linked to bloat, excess belly fay and many other health problems.

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Here is a useful and handy guide that talks more about magnesium, its abundant sources, and the important roles of this mineral:

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There are many foods we should Enjoy and Avoid to reach our goal of having a flat tummy as listed below:

Flat-tummy foods to enjoy often are: 

Dark leafy greens, Bananas, Melon (except watermelon), Avocado, Peanuts, Chia seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Flaxseeds, Lite coconut milk, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken, Shrimp and unprocessed lean meat are Magnesium-spiked best bets; other good choices include Eggs, Greek Yogurt, Lactose-frre milk, Hard cheese, Olive Oil, Dark Chocolate, Maple syrup, and any fruit or vegetable not on the “to avoid” list.

Flat-tummy foods to avoid 

Food high in “rapidly fermentable sugars” include white flour and all Wheat products, Corn Syrup, Honey, Agave, Artificial sweetener, Stone fruit, Mangos, Apples, Pears, Watermelon, Asparagus, Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic, Mushrooms,Onions, Sugar snap peas, Sweet Corn, Beans, Soy, the fiber additive inulin, Processed meat, trans fats, Regular milk and Regular Yogurt.

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