Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral we have inside us as it is essential for over 300 biochemical functions.

Magnesium deficiency is very common and can lead to a number of dysfunctions in the body.

Here are 10 very common signs of magnesium deficiency:

  1. Leg cramps
  2. Sleep problems
  3. Muscle pain
  4. Anxiety
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Insulin resistance and Type II diabetes
  7. Fatigue, low energy and weakness
  8. Headaches and migraines
  9. Pre-menstrual syndrome
  10. Osteoporosis

To boost magnesium intake and magnesium levels in the body increase the intake of magnesium rich foods such as:

  1. Almonds and cashew nuts
  2. Avocado
  3. Cocoa and dark chocolate
  4. Spinach
  5. Pumpkin seeds
  6. Beans
  7. Banana
  8. Yogurt or kefir
  9. Oats
  10. Salmon

Dietitian / Nutritionist
M.Sc. Nutritional Medicine