In my practice I often see people who have muscle pain, leg cramps or headaches which sometimes are the result of a magnesium deficiency. One of the best ways to avoid the pitfalls of magnesium deficiency is to pay close attention to your diet. Adding green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains will pump up the magnesium. Magnesium supplements could also be helpful for some people, but can sometimes cause gastric distress, so it’s a good idea to check with a healthcare professional before adding a supplement.
Some Common Magnesium-rich Foods
- Chicken breast
- Lima beans
- Pork Tenderloin
Want a quick magnesium snack? Try sunflower seeds, almonds or cashews. Or enjoy a piece of dark chocolate and get 24% of your daily magnesium quota!
For more information on magnesium, check out the links below.
To your good health!
A few articles that you might find interesting:
Dr. Axe’s list of Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods
Top 10 High Magnesium Foods You Can’t Miss
Magnesium in Diet (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Symptoms of Low Magnesium