Believe it or not, magnesium deficiency is incredibly common but it can be difficult to diagnose as it’s often not detected through a blood test. Still, magnesium is essential to many of the body’s processes and if you are deficient, it can leave you feeling less than your best.
So, what does magnesium do?
- Reduces muscle aches and cramping by speeding up muscle repair and recovery
- Promotes detoxification
- Helps fight diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity
- Reduces symptoms of constipation
- Boosts energy
- Protects the brain from neurological damage and degeneration
- Promotes sleep
- Reduces symptoms of PMS
While there are oodles of magnesium supplements on the market these days, there are many ways to incorporate more of this magic mineral in your diet and I always recommend evaluating your nutrition before spending your hard earned cash on supplements.
Here are some of the best magnesium boosting foods:
- Spinach and dark leafy greens
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
- Black beans
If you’re still not feeling spritely after adding more magnesium into your daily diet however, have a chat with a registered nutritionist or naturopath who will be able to recommend the best supplement for you.