We hear a lot about the importance of vitamins, but minerals seem to get less attention unless it’s calcium or sodium. Magnesium is a key mineral in over 300 chemical reactions in the human body! It supports bone health, muscle contraction/relaxation, blood sugar balance, sleep, and energy production (just to name a few of its many roles).
Magnesium is found primarily in leafy greens, especially spinach and swiss chard; however, it is also found substantially in most beans and seeds. Symptoms of deficiency may include muscle cramps/weakness, irregular heartbeat, constipation, restlessness, and chocolate cravings!
One of my favorite recipes to boost my magnesium intake is a Mexican-inspired nourish bowl! Sauteed onion and garlic combined with warm quinoa and black beans seasoned with cumin, chili powder, oregano, and paprika over a bowl of spinach is super yummy, super filling, and a super way to get lots of this awesome mineral. I like to top this nourish bowl with green chiles, a dollop of full-fat, plain yogurt, salsa, and cilantro! Yum!
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