Magnesium is essential for our health. In fact, over 300 biochemical functions in the body need magnesium to happen. About 80 percent of Americans have a magnesium deficiency and most of them don’t even know it.
Why does the body need magnesium?
Blood sugar control
Regulation of blood pressure
What health challenges are linked to magnesium deficiency?
Tension or migraine headaches
Type 2 diabetes
Anxiety and depression
Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
What are some signs that you may have a magnesium deficiency?
Unexplained muscle pain
How to increase your magnesium levels?
Soak it in!
Taking a relaxing bath in magnesium salt, Epsom salt, is a perfect way to get magnesium, especially for those suffering from poor gut health. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It has the ability to absorb nutrients as an effective way to deliver them to the body.
A nice soothing soak in a warm bath with some healing bath salts can have great benefits:
Soothes muscle and joint pain
Has a calming effect and can help you sleep better
Swallow it down!
Dark Leafy Greens: spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, sunflower, pumpkin, and flax seeds
Wild caught fish
Beans and Lentils: Especially kidney beans and black beans
Whole Grains: Brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal
Raw cacao powder: Mix it into a berry smoothie for a chocolaty treat or sprinkle it into your oatmeal with some pure maple syrup for a decadent breakfast.