One of the most important minerals for the healthy functioning of the body is magnesium. Among a host of benefits, magnesium helps in muscle and nerve function, regulates blood sugar, generates energy, relaxes blood vessels, aids in detoxifying the body and optimizes the function of the mitochondria. There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the belief that many, if not most or all health problems can be traced back to the dysfunction of the mitochondria.
Magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and cardiovascular disease.
The good news is that there are many magnesium rich foods that you can add to your diet. Dark green, leafy vegetables are generally the most abundant sources of magnesium, but there are other choices.
Magnesium food sources:
Spinach, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, bok choy
Nuts and seeds such as cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
Mackerel and wild salmon
Papaya, strawberries, tomato, watermelon, raspberries