I’ve been doing keto since July 26th. and have lost 68 lbs!! I did have some trouble with heat rate spikes and bp spikes that started a month ago. They are pretty much gone now, but I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about electrolytes.
So, while these may seem like odd questions, they are rooted in my frightening experience.
I keep hearing/reading that vegetables don’t have as much nutrition as they used to have (magnesium, potassium, etc). I naturally wonder if the nutrition listed for vegetables in my food tracker are even remotely up to date.
Second, of the foods we eat (meat & fat, veggies), is the amount of nutrition actually absorbed calculated for the “average” person, or is that an estimate of what is available (raw or cooked) and has the potential to be absorbed? Probably the second, right. So are there studies that have been done showing what people actually might absorb?
Say, if my app tells me I’ve received X amount of magnesium from veggies and meat, I calculate that into how much I supplement. But is that even close to being accurate? I know. I’m over thinking this. Still.
Also, if you supplement with magnesium, do you just add 300 mg to what you have supposedly consumed in your food, or calculate it out with a goal of… say 600 mg total of magnesium daily from food and supplements? Just wondering how others do this.
I think I’ve figured out that it was related to too low magnesium (I had been taking magnesium Oxide, and not getting much in food and possibly also too little potassium. So I am carefully watching what I eat and take as a supplement.
Since increasing potassium from food and supplements and changing to magnesium bisglycinate I’ve not been aware of bp spikes or of my heart skipping a beat. But what do you do? How much do you try to get daily? I read all over the place that a person should get at least 300 mg, but I think that’s just not enough for me. Am I the only one who is affected this way?
Any way, thanks!