Foods that are high in magnesium include:

1. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are good sources of magnesium.

2. Leafy green vegetables: Spinach, kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are rich in magnesium.

3. Whole grains: Brown rice, quinoa, oats, and whole wheat are good sources of magnesium.

4. Legumes: Beans (black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas), lentils, and peas are magnesium-rich foods.

5. Avocado: Avocado is a fruit that contains a good amount of magnesium.

6. Fatty fish: Some varieties of fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and halibut, contain magnesium.

7. Bananas: Bananas are a fruit that provides a decent amount of magnesium.

8. Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is a source of magnesium.

9. Yogurt: Yogurt, especially plain Greek yogurt, contains magnesium.

10. Tofu: Tofu is a source of magnesium, especially if made with magnesium-rich coagulants.

Including these magnesium-rich foods in your diet can help ensure that you meet your daily magnesium requirements. Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, bone health, and energy production.

See how you can incorporate these above foods into you and your children’s diet. As due to our busy lifestyle’s, magnesium deficiency is one of the most common mineral deficiencies due to being a water soluble mineral. The body doesn’t store magnesium, it gets used in hundreds of biochemical pathways within the body for it to function. This also means due to being active, under pressure / stress and depending on our daily intake, some individuals may need to supplement with a good quality magnesium supplement specific for YOU.

Your Naturopath ~ Leisa

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