Are you getting enough magnesium?
We all need magnesium every day. Our body uses it for hundreds of cellular functions. And yet most of us don’t get enough through our diet alone.
It’s recommended that women get 320mg a day of magnesium and 400mg a day for men. Some researchers think these levels are actually too low and 500mg a day may be needed for optimal health. And people who exercise a lot or are really deficient may need even more.
Foods such as spinach, asparagus, figs, avocado, banana, nuts and seeds, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, fatty fish such as salmon, and dark chocolate are high in magnesium. However, much of our soils are magnesium deficient, which means fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds grown in those areas will not have adequate levels.
For many, it may be helpful using/taking magnesium daily to help boost magneaium levels.