6 Minerals To Open Detoxification Pathways and Cleanse Your System (and Where To Find Them)

Magnesium

Magnesium is another important mineral – it opens up over 300 different detoxification pathways in your body and helps keep your bowels regular. Magnesium will also help keep your bones strong, helping them absorb calcium.

This minerals also helps to convert vitamin D to its active, hormonal form. You don’t even need to eat magnesium to get its detoxing power – Epsom salt is essentially magnesium sulfate. Just pour it into your bath to draw toxins from your body and feel refreshed.

Magnesium Helps With:

  • Bones
  • Skin
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Mental health
  • Metabolism
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes – being magnesium deficient can really affect your body’s ability to accept and use insulin.

Foods with Magnesium:

  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fish
  • Whole grains
  • Dark leafy greens

Potassium

Potassium is the balancing mineral, but we usually just use it to maintain proper fluid levels because it’s an electrolyte. But potassium balances the levels of other minerals, like sodium. So if you get too much or too little of a mineral, potassium helps your body process it.

Potassium is a conduit to using all other minerals properly. It’s also an electrolyte which spreads energy to muscles, cells, tissues, and organs, ensuring everything is working as it should. It also removes waste from your cells – potassium is the cellular detox mineral.

Potassium Helps With:

  • Bones
  • Digestion
  • Cell health
  • Heart health

Foods with Potassium:

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Mushroom
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Potato skins
  • Fish

Calcium

Calcium is a strengthening mineral: gives strong bones, a strong posture, and works to bring order to the systems in our body. It helps maintain strong and healthy blood vessels, and a strong endocrine system which helps prevent diabetes.

Dairy is not the only place to find calcium. In fact, calcium is the most abundant nutrient in your body – but that’s probably because you have such healthy bones.

Calcium Helps With:

  • Bones
  • Muscle function
  • Blood and heart
  • Nervous system
  • Cancer – calcium and vitamin D are said to help with more than just strong bones – they’ve been known to lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer.

Food with Calcium:

  • White beans
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nuts
  • Canned salmon and sardines
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