Do You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?

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May 27, 2014 Healthy Eating 0 Comments

Magnesium is one of those minerals incredibly important to your health. It’s also one of the top 4 common deficiencies in our modern diet. (The other 3 are: omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin D).

So what happens if you’re low on magnesium? Well, there are many health issues related to low magnesium levels, such as constipation, fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, weakness, anxiety, heart palpitations, irritability and even lower immunity. Magnesium is also critically important for your bones. You hear a lot about calcium, but magnesium is just as important.

But before you reach for a magnesium supplement, know that for most of us it’s not necessary. There are so many good food sources for magnesium and when eaten in whole foods, magnesium is much more likely to be absorbed and actually used by your body.

Find your magnesium in spinach, quinoa, collard greens, kale, celery, mustard greens, oatmeal, whole grain breads, brown rice, hulled barley, beans, peas, lentils, romaine lettuce, bananas, tempeh, and parsley. Bone broth also contains good levels of magnesium in a form that is easily absorbed.

Incorporate some of these foods regularly and feel a difference!