Today's Winner... Magnesium!

According to a recent study, a magnesium-rich diet produced a 10 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, a 12 percent lower risk of stroke and a 26 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. And surprise, one of the best ways to ensure you are getting enough magnesium is to follow the Mediterranean Diet. You can read more about the study here.

The list of foods rich in magnesium include: almonds, spinach, certain fish like Mackerel, soybeans, avocado, and oatmeal. It certainly looks like a shopping list for those saluting the tenets of the Mediterranean Diet. This study is yet another in a long line that tout the Diet's the undeniable health and wellness benefits. And as you know, SimpleMD bars are a great snacking alternative when you can't find time to make that plate of mackerel and spinach :-)

Number 12

In case you were asleep during your entire 11th grade chemistry class (my teacher was Mr. Durfee... nice guy, but absolutely the cure for insomnia), this is a reminder that magnesium is #12 on the Periodic Table. And since we're deep into football season, here is a list of all-time great players who wore (or are still wearing) number twelve:
  - Terry Bradshaw
  - Joe Namath
  - Roger Staubach
  - Jim Kelly
  - Randall Cunningham
  - Bob Griese
  - Ken Stabler
  - Aaron Rogers
  - Tom Brady

I'm sure I forgot somebody. Feel free to let me know... just keep it nice; and simple. And keep thinking #12 to enjoy better living. Cheers!