Insulin is the fat storage hormone. The more you consume processed sugars and starches, the more insulin will be produced and the more you will want to eat. In addition, the more you consume in one setting, the more likely that large amounts of insulin will be released to counteract glucose. The end result is typically increased body fat accumulation, often around the mid-section, known as a “muffin top.”
Magnesium is involved in more than 300 types of enzyme-driven reactions, including the production of ATP (energy) through the electron transport chain. With 50 to 60 percent of magnesium stored in bone, obvious signs of magnesium insufficiency (such as headaches and muscle spasms) may not appear for up to several months as magnesium bone levels are reduced or depleted.