Signs You Have Magnesium Deficiency and How to Cure It

Magnesium is a mineral that helps your body perform over 300 different processes and is therefore quite important for the normal functioning of your entire organism. Some of the most important functions magnesium is important for are body temperature regulation, bone strength,  the production of energy and the dilation of blood vessels. This is why magnesium is a very important supplement for people with headaches, migraines, asthma and diabetes.

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Signs You Have Magnesium Deficiency and How to Cure It

  • Depression
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Muscle spasms
  • Migraine headaches
  • Gut disorders
  • Kidney stones
  • Thyroid problems
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Lack of appetite
  • Back pain
  • Body odor
  • Bad short term memory
  • Poor coordination
  • Insulin resistance
  • Carbohydrate cravings
  • Constipation

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to consume a lot of magnesium rich foods or you may want to consider taking a quality, high-end form of magnesium.

Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods

(Men RDA 400mg and Women RDA 310mg a day)

#1 Spinach 1 c: 157 mg (40% DV)

#2 Chard 1 c: 154 mg (38% DV)

#3 Pumpkin seeds 1/8 c: 92 mg (23% DV)

#4 Yogurt or Kefir 1 c: 50 mg (13% DV)

#5 Almonds 1 oz: 80 mg (20% DV)

#6 Black Beans ½ c: 60 mg (15% DV)

#7 Avocado 1 medium: 58 mg (15% DV)

#8 Figs ½ c: 50 mg (13% DV)

#9 Dark Chocolate 1 square: 95 mg (24% DV)

#10 Banana 1 medium: 32 mg (8% DV)

Some other foods that are also high in magnesium are: salmon, coriander, cashews, goat cheese and artichokes.