This should give you a good picture of why I believe magnesium is so important. So how can you know if you’re getting an adequate supply?
Some early signs of a potential lack of magnesium in your body may include…
- Loss of appetite and headache
As you can see, many of these symptoms are pretty general and can result from a variety of different conditions. If you suspect you’re low in magnesium, your first course of action may be to consult with a healthcare professional but it would be a good idea to get tested by a kinesiologist to see if your body is in need of magnesium.
But there are also some steps you can take to help make sure you don’t fall into the potential majority who may be deficient…
First, Look to Your Diet
There are a number of foods that supply plentiful magnesium, but not everyone includes these in their daily eating. Organic green, raw vegetables, such as spinach, are excellent choices because the centre of the chlorophyll molecule (which provides green veggies their brilliant colour) contains magnesium.
Chlorophyll is like a plant’s version of our haemoglobin. They share a similar structure but chlorophyll has magnesium plugged in the middle instead of iron. To help get adequate amounts of magnesium, focus on eating a variety of foods that contain high levels of the mineral. Juicing green leafy vegetables can also be an excellent strategy for obtaining magnesium from food.
Here’s a handy chart of specific foods that contain abundant amounts of magnesium for every 100 grams (just over 3 ounces) you consume…
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