Magnesium is a mineral found in your tissues, bones, muscles and brain that is responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions. In order for your cells to make the energy needed for bodily function, then they must have this critical mineral.

Magnesium also helps the muscles to relax. Any body part or even mood that is stiff, irritable or crampy could signal a lack of magnesium in the body.

In addition to cutting highly processed, refined foods from your diet, it’s important to eat foods that are rich in magnesium.

Here are some foods you should eat:

  • Walnuts
  • Collard greens
  • Avocado
  • Parsley
  • Beans
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garlic
  • Tofu
  • Kelp
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Buckwheat
  • Brazil nuts
  • Wheat bran

If you’re considering a magnesium supplement, avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate and oxide. These cheap forms of magnesium are not easily absorbed into the system.

*Always consult your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.

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