I am doing well on day four of my initial 30 day raw journey. But yesterday, last night and today I am having muscle spasms. It made it hard to work out today with the trainer. I am drinking lots of water, fruit in the morning including bananas, green smoothies, avocados, salads in the evening, nuts. I am taking a very potent extensive vitamin systym ( XX by Nutrilite), but I also in the middle of a cleanse. Is there something I can do to help the spasms? Thanks. Denise
Upping your magnesium via either magnesium rich foods or acidified magnesium sources such as magnesium citrate or malate.
good luck on your challenge
Green vegetables such as spinach are good sources of magnesium because the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green vegetables their color) contains magnesium. Some beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and whole, unrefined grains are also good sources of magnesium.
Bread made from whole grain wheat flour provides more magnesium than bread made from white refined flour. Tap water can be a source of magnesium, but the amount varies according to the water supply. Water that naturally contains more minerals is described as "hard". "Hard" water usually contains more magnesium than "soft" water.
Foods High in Magnesium Serving Size Magnesium (mg)
Beans, black 1 cup 120
Broccoli, raw 1 cup 22
Halibut 1/2 fillet 170
Nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64
Okra, frozen 1 cup 94
Oysters 3 oz 49
Plantain, raw 1 medium 66
Rockfish 1 fillet 51
Scallop 6 large 55
Seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151
Soy milk 1 cup 47
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 157
Tofu 1/4 block 37
Whole grain cereal, ready-to-eat 3/4 cup 24
Whole grain cereal, cooked 1 cup 56
Whole wheat bread 1 slice 24
Hope this helps,
Thanks to both of you.