One of the many reasons to eat a whole foods diet is to provide our bodies with the essential vitamins and minerals it requires. If you aren’t getting the minerals you need it can result in side effects that you might not relate to your nutrition. Here are a few signs that you might be magnesium deficient.
- An increase in physical pain and inflammation
- Muscle spasms or muscle cramps
- Muscle weakness
- Asthma symptoms are more severe than usual
- Migraines or chronic headaches
- Insomnia or more trouble sleeping than usual
- A spike in anxiety and depression
- Higher than usual blood pressure
How To Boost Your Magnesium
There are a few easy ways to boost your daily magnesium intake. Your first choice is a powdered magnesium supplement such as the line from Natural Vitality. Taking an Epsom salt bath will help, but it’s not the primary type of magnesium your body requires. However, you can also add more magnesium rich-foods into your diet such as:
- Dark leafy green vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Unprocessed whole grains
- Cacao and dark chocolate
If you have a deficiency your symptoms will quickly improve!