Magnesium is essential for our health because it helps the body to regulate calcium, potassium and sodium. It also regulates more than 300 biochemical functions in the body at the same time. However it is considered that people do not consume enough magnesium, i.e. only 30% of adults use the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Very often we feel tired, cannot sleep and we are restless and anxious or depressed. These are actually some of the signs of magnesium deficiency in the body. Other symptoms that indicate lack of magnesium include loss of appetite, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, infertility, body odors, need for carbohydrates, difficulty in concentrating, and problems with the thyroid gland and so on.
All those healthy antioxidants we eat in order to maintain good health condition cannot do anything good for our body without magnesium. Magnesium deficiency should never be neglected. If you have any of these symptoms that indicate a deficiency of magnesium in the body you should immediately seek advice from your doctor to increase your daily intake of magnesium.
Best food that will help you increase your intake of magnesium is: spinach, almonds, sesame seeds, brown rice, baked pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.