Could you have a magnesium deficiency and is it a big deal?
Magnesium plays a really important role in having healthy muscles, heart and kidneys, as well as strong bones and how well your body absorbs nutrients.
Oftentimes being low on magnesium is overlooked and the resulting symptoms are blamed on other things rather than a magnesium deficiency.
Some medications and too much booze can cause a magnesium deficiency, but sometimes we just don’t eat foods that are rich in magnesium.
Something you should know is that a Keto or Low-Carb diets can cause magnesium deficiency, so you should be taking a magnesium supplement if you’re living a low-carb lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a healthy eating plan that incorporates lots of magnesium rich foods the Trim Healthy Mama plan is awesome! Check that out HERE.
So what should you be eating to ensure you get enough magnesium naturally?
According to Dr. Axe here are 10 Magnesium rich foods you can eat:
- Spinach, cooked
- Swiss chard, cooked
- Dark Chocolate
- Pumpkin seeds, dried
- Black beans
- Figs, dried
- Yogurt or kefir
- Banana(Read Dr. Axe’s article here)
Warning Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency
So what happens when your body is low on magnesium? Many things actually…
- Leg Cramps and Muscle Spasms
- Confusion and Irritability
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- High Blood Pressure
Not so pretty, huh? So how do you get enough Magnesium to make sure you don’t have to worry about these symptoms?
If you’re reading this blog you are probably already trying to eat healthy and live a more natural lifestyle. But let’s face it, that isn’t always enough.
Sometimes you need to fill the gap with a good supplement. The one I use is BioCleanse. Don’t let the cleanse part scare you. It isn’t like that at all. It just keeps you regular. I’ve been using this daily for more than 4 years and still love it. It’s extremely gentle. Not only does it give you the magnesium your body needs, it helps you poop, plus it fights free radicals through oxygenation so it helps to keep you healthy on a whole other level. Win-win!
Another product that I like real well is Chelated Magnesium. It’s fairly inexpensive, but I have to tell you that it’s not gentle like BioCleanse. These should be taken at bedtime otherwise they can cause you to get some gut cramps and feel a little “off” your game. No one told me that when I first tried them and it was a rough couple of days. It works really well though without the yuckiness if taken at bedtime.
So now you know a lot more about the warning signs that you need more magnesium and some ways to fix the problem. Hope this was helpful! 🙂
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