How To Get More Magnesium In Your Diet

In clinic, we often get asked “why is magnesium so important?”

Why is Magnesium so important?

Well young padawans, magnesium is required for over 300 biochemical pathways in our bodies, including:

  • protein synthesis
  • muscle and nerve function
  • blood-glucose control
  • blood-pressure control
  • energy production

Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency

The symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include:

  • muscle cramps
  • facial tics
  • poor sleep
  • chronic pain
  • fatigue
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • mood changes

Magnesium-rich foods

If this sounds like you, you can choose from plenty of magnesium-rich foods. Foods that contain magnesium include:

  • Green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach and kale)
  • Fruit (figs, avocado, banana, and raspberries)
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Legumes (black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans)
  • Vegetables (peas, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, artichokes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts)
  • Seafood (salmon, mackerel, tuna)
  • Whole grains (brown rice and oats)
  • Raw cacao and dark chocolate
  • Tofu
  • Baked beans

Magnesium supplements

There are many magnesium supplements on the market, and it gets pretty confusing.

Book with BNWC to talk about Magnesium

To make sure you have the correct one for your needs, book to see one of our naturopaths or nutritionists at BNWC. Phone 1300 03 03 25. We’re open 6 days a week.