We all know that low carb, high protein diets will cause us to lose weight. No doubt about it, happens every time. However, diets high in meats tend to cause our PH levels to turn acidic. Being acidic will cause you to stop losing weight. I know, it seems to be one of those catch 22 things. The solution is simple however, supplementation of calcium, magnesium and potassium not only will keep you in a more alkaline state it will also help keep you regular. At 56 the regularity thing is far more important to me than it used to be.
Other benefits of calcium are that it aids in maintaining bone health, dental care, prevention of colon cancer and reduces obesity. We need calcium right from birth till old age.
Magnesium is also needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps to regulate blood sugar levels, thereby promoting normal blood pressure and supports energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium has a positive effect on treatment of disorders such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Other health benefits of potassium include help with blood pressure, anxiety and stress, muscular strength, metabolism, heart and kidney disorders, water balance, electrolytic functions, nervous system and other general health benefits. Potassium, the third most abundant mineral in human body, is the synonym for health insurer. It contains the qualities for maintaining a high level of human well-being and a cheerful lifestyle.
So before you start anyone’s high protein diet, make sure they recommend supplementation of calcium, magnesium and potassium. It will solve the acidity problem associated with most high protein diets and help you stay healthy.
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