Top Foods for Magnesium

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, there are nice to have, need to have, and must have nutrients. 

Magnesium is a must have, all-star mineral. It’s extremely important to maintain healthy function in your body. Literally hundreds of chemical reactions throughout your body depend on it.

And far too many of us don’t get nearly enough.

But the good news is, there are healthy and delicious ways to increase your levels. 

No, really. It’s not the bad stuff. Or things you don’t like to eat.

How about this: dark chocolate strike your fancy? 

Good, because it’s rich in magnesium, with 64 mg. in just a 1-oz. serving. It’s also high in antioxidants, benefits your heart, and it’s good for your gut too.

Just make sure it’s dark: 70% cocoa content or more. 

Or maybe you like avocados? I know I do. And not only are they rich in magnesium, they give you a nice punch of potassium, B vitamins and more.

But take it easy on the chips with the guacamole. Try dipping veggies in instead.

Nuts are also a healthy snack that’ll up your magnesium levels. 

Almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts top the list, and they’re also a way to support healthy blood sugar. If you choose Brazil nuts, you’re likely getting the full RDI for selenium too with just a couple – so snack away.

And while Halloween is months away, pumpkin seeds are available year round, and they’re a great choice to snack on when it comes to magnesium, as well as zinc. 

Just a 1-oz. serving will have you hitting more than a third of the RDI – and you’ll probably eat more than that.

I know I do – they’re super yummy.

And of course, my old favorite leafy greens are also loaded with magnesium. Greens like kale, spinach or collards will deliver a bounty of nutrition, not just magnesium. But iron, manganese and much more. 

When it comes down to it, many health solutions come back to what we put in our mouths. If you commit to a balanced, healthy diet, you’re far more likely to be getting the nutrients you need.

And your body will start working like the well-oiled machine it was designed to be.

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