If you eat a westernized (American) diet that includes junk food, you probably lack magnesium. If you are deficient in magnesium you are probably not getting at least the current Daily Value of 400 mg of magnesium in your daily diet. If you are magnesium deficient then some of these symptoms may be familiar to you: stress, sleeplessness, irritability, joint and muscle pain, arthritis, persisting PMS symptoms, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, fatigue, stomach problems, and compromised lung and respiratory health such as bronchitis and asthma. Because magnesium is so important to our living cells and for our bodies to keep moving, the signs of being deficient in this mineral are numerous.
Research continues to be conducted on how we can increase our magnesium levels, and committing to a healthy diet is a great place to begin. Get your day going with a healthy breakfast and make rice, oat and wheat bran meals. These grains rank the highest in magnesium content. One cup of crude rice bran has 922 mg of magnesium, and a cup of rice and cup of wheat bran contain 354 mg and 220 mg respectively. Sprinkled over salads or eaten as snacks throughout the day, nuts and seeds are also high in magnesium with almonds, pumpkin seeds and even watermelon seeds ranking quite high in magnesium content.
Another magnesium rich food is the ever popular dark chocolate which packs a whopping 499 mg of magnesium per cup. Dinner is a great way to pack in the magnesium at the end of the day. Delight in Halibut fish filets, 1 cup of steamed spinach and a cup of brown rice, and you have just cooked up a total of 411 mg of magnesium, 11 mg over the recommended DV.
If cooking a magnesium rich meal does not appeal to you this week, consider taking a magnesium supplement. With no ambiguous additives, preservatives or chemicals, Magnesium Oil spray is an excellent and effective topical health supplement for many ailments, and the absorption rate through transdermal delivery is substantial. To improve anxiety, depression and PMS symptoms, as well as to calm, spray magnesium oil down the spinal cord for fast absorption into the nervous system. This magnesium therapy may also provide more restful sleep. Find relief from sore muscles and aggravated arthritic joints when committing to a daily regime of spraying with magnesium oil before and after bodybuilding exercises.
Another option for increasing the magnesium in the body is to immerse yourself in a warm bath with Epsom Salts after a challenging workout or run. If you prefer to take minerals orally, then take a daily does of magnesium in tablet form. End your day with a warm cup of tea made from 1 – 2 teaspoons of magnesium citrate and you may experience more restful sleep.