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High-Sugar Diet Depletes Magnesium from The Body

Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, writes a sugar overload can cause magnesium deficiency in several ways.

Mainly, a high-sugar diet produces an acidic pH within the body.

To counteract this, the body uses its stores of alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.

If too much sugar is consumed, the body will even remove these minerals from the teeth and bones.

This can lead to tooth decay and even osteoporosis, among other problems.

Note: For every molecule of sugar you consume, it takes fifty-four molecules of magnesium for your body to process it.

P.S. The Recommended Dietary Allowance for magnesium is 350 mg. The majority of people in the U.S. do not get that much of this critical mineral. (Dr. Dean believes we should double this amount).

Some doctors and researchers suggest 1000 mg per day may be beneficial for diabetics. (Do not take this as medical advice. See your doctor to find out what is right for you).