Saturday, 9 November 2019
Magnesium and calcium play important roles in maintaining healthy nerve and muscle function, and imbalances or deficiencies of these nutrients can contribute to your risk for developing heart palpitations.
Magnesium and calcium work together, counterbalancing each other in some of their functions. Magnesium signals muscles to relax, while calcium prompts muscle contraction.
Severe calcium deficiency can lead to a variety of health effects, including abnormal heart rate, convulsions and dementia. Excess calcium also occurs, particularly if you supplement heavily with calcium or use calcium supplements can lead to irregular contractions that you experience as a racing heart.
- Almonds - Almonds also have the most vitamin E and protein of all tree nuts, providing 6 grams of protein per serving
- Pistachios - The highest in potassium (291 milligrams) per ounce compared to other nuts, and the highest amount of vitamin B6
- Walnuts - Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Cashews - Cashews have the highest amount of iron per ounce and the highest in zinc (needed for hair growth) per ounce of all nuts. They also serve as an excellent source of copper and magnesium.
- Hazelnuts - an excellent source of vitamin E and folate, a very important nutrient for pregnancy
- Macadamia Nuts - The highest in calories and the highest monounsaturated fat of all nuts.
- Pecans - high in monounsaturated fat.
- Pine nuts - A good source of vitamin E and phosphorous, plus they are high in vitamin K.
When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It did not take long for them to recognize why: The man's taste buds were missing (A), a condition called atrophic glossitis, or inflammation of the tongue.
The man, who lives in Singapore, went to the doctor after he experienced pain and redness in his tongue along with a burning sensation around his lips, which had lasted six months, according to the report, published today (Oct. 16) in The New England Journal of Medicine.
But what had caused the atrophic glossitis? Blood tests revealed an important clue: The man's levels of vitamin B12 were very low. Shots of vitamin B12 brought the man's tongue back to normal (B).