Magnesium is one of the most underutilized but necessary nutrient that our bodies need. It is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults. About 80% of adults are deficient in this mineral. The best way to get the recommended amount is to eat foods rich in magnesium, or consider taking supplements.
Why are so many adults deficient in magnesium?
The soil that most of our plants are grown from are not as rich in minerals as they used to be. This is caused by soil depletion. Without the proper amount of magnesium in our food, most adults have no way of getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Some antibiotics affect the way minerals are absorbed into the body, another reason for such a high deficiency rate in adults. Our bodies do not need as much magnesium as other minerals, but we must keep it stored in our body to prevent deficiency problems.
The best way to get minerals into your body.
Eating whole foods is the best way to eat your minerals. This is because essential minerals can be lost during refinement and processing. These are foods that are known to be rich in magnesium:
- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale
- Beans, peas, soybeans
- Whole grain cereals or bread
- Cooked quinoa
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate containing cacao
- We’ve written a blog post about the health benefits of raw cacao and the difference between cacao and cocoa. Check it out!
Wellness Origin carries an in-house brand of supplements. When you get the proper nutrition in your body, you will notice a difference in how you feel and the health of your body. These are some of the amazing benefits that you will start to notice:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Promotion of lower stress and anxiety levels
- Better heart health
- Healthier bone formation
- A healthy metabolism
- Healthy cholesterol levels
- More energy throughout the day
- Cellular reproduction
With magnesium deficiency being one of the leading types of mineral deficiencies in adults, it can often go undiagnosed because people believe they are tired or stressed from work or personal reasons. Eating a magnesium-rich diet or taking a magnesium supplement will help you feel your best.