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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Watching Dr Oz Quiz 10/6/12: Energy Production

What did Dr. Oz recommend to support energy on a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show?

A. Potassium
B. Sleep
C. Magnesium
D. Exercise

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The Answer:

C. Magnesium

Your Answers:
A. Potassium - 9%
B. Sleep - 13%
C. Magnesium - 43%
D. Exercise - 34%

The Answer: Magnesium
On the 9/24/12 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, The #1 Reason You're Exhausted, Dr. Oz focused on the personal energy crisis facing a remarkable number of American's today. Low energy.

What is at the heart of rampant exhaustion, short tempers, chronic stress? Could it be something as simple as a little mineral called magnesium? Dr. Oz explained that magnesium is required to complete over 300 different chemical reactions in body. Three out of four people in the US are not getting enough magnesium, even Dr. Oz was surprised by this figure. He wasn't the only one, international scientists studying magnesium were surprised as well and even think that figure is a low estimate.

Could you be deficient in magnesium? What are the signs of magnesium deficiency?
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Lethargy

Sound familiar? Apparently an overwhelming majority of people fall into one of these symptoms categories.

How can you get more magnesium to keep the the energy fires burning? Dr. Oz says you support you body's magnesium and energy needs throughout the day by making sure you get at least five servings of magnesium-rich foods daily.

Choose the foods you like, Dr. Oz explained, from his list of magnesium-rich foods and spread them evenly throughout the day.

  • ½ cup of boiled spinach - 78mg magnesium
  • ½ cup of quinoa 118mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of brown rice – 84mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of kidney beans – 70mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of lentils – 72mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of raisin bran - 77mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of shredded wheat 61mg magnesium
  • 1 cup of oatmeal - 61mg magnesium
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread – 46mg magnesium
  • 2 bananas – 32mg magnesium
  • 1 cup black beans – 120mg magnesium

He recommends getting one magnesium-rich food at each meal for at least a week. Dr. Oz challenged viewers to focus on getting a steady supply of magnesium from food for at least one week. At the end of a week, he said you'll feel more energy. For more magnesium-rich foods, click here to see Dr. Oz's Magnesium Grocery List from


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