One of My Favorite Nutrients
So, one of my favorite nutrients to add to everyone's plan?
You may be deficient if:
- Period cramps
- Muscle soreness
- Mood changes
- Low energy
- Sugar, or other food cravings
- Low libido/ sex drive
- Sleep disturbance
To name a few.. And I know, incredibly specific symptoms, right!? Wrong. Chances are we all experience one or more of these symptoms at any given time, so this is a great mineral that's abundant in common nutritious foods that will help you achieve your health goals for 'Food as medicine', coined by Hippocrates.
Food sources include, but not limited to:
- Dark leafy greens (e.g. spinach, kale, chard, collard greens)
- Seeds (e.g. pumpkin, flax)
- Dark chocolate (go for organic, at least 70%)
Check out one of my favorite dessert recipes here chockfull of this wonderful mineral!
However, magnesium sold as a supplement comes in at least 5+ different forms, each one indicated for certain needs, so best talk with your health care professional for the one that's best for you.
Craving more? No pun intended- make yourself a warm bath with epsom salts (one of my favorites is NaturalCalm Lavender, an herb with additional calming properties), a wonderful external way to absorb magnesium.