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6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium and 4 Foods You Can Eat to Change It

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6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium and 4 Foods You Can Eat to Change It

Magnesium is a mineral found in chlorophyl- read: “Dark leafy greens!” (And many other foods).

It is called the “chill pill” because it is a natural muscle relaxer and it is responsible for over 300 enzymatic pathways! Read: “You need it”! Some important functions include activating muscles and nerves, creating energy in your body, digesting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and it’s needed to make Serotonin- the “feel good” hormone. It’s also a good remedy for cramps, ladies! (When taken regularly).

The problem is that about 45% of the US is deficient.

So, how do you know if you’re deficient?

Here are 6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough:

1.     Muscle Cramps/Spasms

2.     Trouble Sleeping

3.     Anxiety

4.     High Blood Pressure

5.     Irregular Heartbeat

6.     Constipation

If you are experiencing more than 3 of these simultaneously, you could be magnesium deficient. How do you test for this? Well, it gets complicated but the bottom line is, it’s difficult to test for magnesium deficiency because magnesium hides in your bones and tissues and cannot be accurately tested with blood work. The good news- eating magnesium won’t hurt you so get those greens and veggies and you’ll have insurance against a deficiency.

What to Eat:

1.     Dark leafy greens

2.     Whole Grains

3.     Beans

4.     Nuts

If you eat these foods on a regular basis you’ll be not only getting your magnesium, but you’ll be getting more fiber, healthy fats, folate and B vitamins, to name a few!

 

Bon apetit!~

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