Reload This Lost Fat Buster

The mineral magnesium is gaining a reputation as a simple and easy way to lower your insulin – exactly what you need to lose fat fast.

If you’re a regular ETR reader, you know that insulin signals your body to make and store fat. Magnesium plays a prime role in keeping both blood sugar and insulin in check.

It’s been estimated that our lean, muscular hunter ancestors got over 1,000 mg of magnesium from their native diet every day. On the average American diet, you’re getting less than 20 percent of that… if you’re lucky.

Restoring your magnesium levels to those of your caveman ancestors will take you a step closer to your real native diet – the kind you were designed to eat. It will also take you a step toward dropping fat and staying lean.

You can add magnesium to your diet by eating nuts, seeds, dairy products, and dark green, leafy vegetables.

Your Best Sources of Magnesium

Food Choice

Milligrams (mg)


Halibut, cooked, 3 ounces



Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce



Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce



Spinach, frozen, cooked, 1/2 cup



Nuts, mixed, dry roasted, 1 ounce



Yogurt, plain, skim milk, 8 fluid ounces



*The recommended daily value for magnesium is 400 milligrams (mg)

[Ed. Note: Dr. Sears, a practicing physician and the author of The Doctor’s Heart Cure, is a leading authority on longevity, physical fitness, and heart health.]