There are a host of signs that can suggest that your body needs magnesium. When you identify these, it is vital that you start supplementing your diet with this mineral, because your body needs it so that you can continue to perform optimally and lead a healthy life. Magnesium is responsible and essential for over 300 enzymatic processes in the body. Being deficient in this mineral is quite common; however, most people stay unaware of it.
Avocado, leafy greens, Nuts and Seeds, Beans and Lentils, Dark Chocolate, unrefined grains like quinoa are great for magnesium supplementation.
The symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include:
Are you craving chocolate?
If you listen to your body carefully, it will tell you what it needs. When you are craving for chocolate, it means that your body may be deficient in magnesium. Dark Chocolate is an excellent source of magnesium. Just one square contains 24% of the magnesium your body needs in a day. If you are craving chocolate – choose to go dark.
Are you experiencing involuntary muscle spasms? These can indeed be extremely painful, and magnesium can help relax your muscles. So, when you do find these become a part of your life, it means your body needs its magnesium fix.
When you are anxious, your central nervous is sending you messages. Choose to supplement your diet with 200 mg of magnesium; this will help the adrenal hormones under control when you start getting anxious.
High Blood Pressure
Do you eat well? Do you exercise regularly? Are you still experiencing high blood pressure? Well, it means that you may be lacking in electrolytes and magnesium.
Irregular heartbeat, constipation and sleep troubles may also be a sign of magnesium deficiency.
How Can I Get More Magnesium?
Foods that are high in magnesium include:
Beans and lentils
Nuts and seeds
Quinoa and other unrefined grains
Dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa)
Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn more.