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Acorn Squash Soup

Nature’s Chill Pill: Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral. Most is stored in our bones, about 60%. It is an essential mineral for us. In fact nearly every cell in our body needs it to function. Sounds pretty important right?  It helps to convert energy in our bodies, helps generate proteins, it’s involved in every contraction and relaxation of our muscles, and it helps our nerves send messages. And if you take it as a supplement it can also stimulate your bowels to move- yup, helps you poop.

Complications of low magnesium: 

Heart arrhythmias

Hypocalcemia (low calcium)

Hypokalemia (low potassium)

Tremor or convulsions


Diminished mood 

A few reasons you could develop low magnesium: 

On an antacid daily specifically a PPI such as prilosec or omeprazole. 

Suffer from chronic diarrhea or IBS. 

Excessive alcohol use

Diuretics- blood pressure medications such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide. 

It has been found in some studies that supplementation of magnesium could help with insomnia issues, muscle soreness, migraines, and even blood pressure. As with everything, you should consume it in moderation. Too much or too little of anything can have complications. If supplementing it is recommended to take 500 mg a day. Maybe at night to help the body relax and help stimulate sleep. 

Acorn Squash have a great source of magnesium. There is about 140 mg in 1 acorn squash.

Hope you enjoy this roasted acorn soup, and hope it rejuvenates and satisfies you this fall! 

As always, good luck families. Stay healthy. Stay kind. 

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