Magnesium is among the foods that American adults are most likely to be deficient in. This deficiency reportedly affects up to 80% of American adults, which is a huge proportion and especially when you consider just how important magnesium is for numerous bodily functions.
So does this mean that magnesium is hard to come by? Not really actually! In fact, there are plenty of sources of magnesium in our diet – it’s just that a lot of us miss them. Not only that but digestive disorders can prevent us from properly absorbing the mineral.
In this post, we’ll look at 10 sources of magnesium that you can actively seek out in order to give your brain, heart and energy levels a big boost!
1. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is high in magnesium and will supply you with 64 mg for each 1-ounce serving. This would be impressive enough on its own but as it happens, we’re just getting started!
That’s because dark chocolate is also a great source of epicatechin which has been shown to boost brain function and enhance muscle as well. It’s got lots of the good kind of cholesterol (HDL), helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and it is also a good source of iron, copper, and manganese. If that wasn’t enough, dark chocolate is also a lot lower in sugar (normally) than milk chocolate and it tastes just as good. In other words, this is an ideal ‘alternative’ treat as a pick-me-up throughout the day.