[Recipe] Natural Stress-Relieving Chocolate Chia Smoothie

 

Most smoothies are not only tasty but can be beneficial to our health, too. Our foods supply the nutrients our bodies need, and in this case chia and banana are good sources of magnesium.

Some other magnesium-rich foods include: dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, dried fruit, dark chocolate. So you can see there is a wide variety and they all provide other significant nutrients too.

This smoothie recipe is from Deryn at RunningOnRealFood. (The recipe is on the next page.) Deryn says …

Did you know that magnesium is a pivotal nutrient in over 325 enzyme reactions it the body? More importantly, studies report showing that 80% of American men and 70% of women don’t get the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium from their diets and whatever supplements they are taking …

 

Magnesium has been called the “stress mineral” because the body uses a lot of it to handle physical, chemical and mental stress, this makes it a particularly important mineral to help athletes perform at their best. One case study that demonstrated the benefits of magnesium showed results ranging from improved concentration, increased energy after 6:30pm, improved quality of sleep, better skin, reduced carbohydrate and sugar cravings and other noticeable improvements.

 

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