Did you know your body uses nutrients differently during times of stress vs times of calm? I don't know about you, but I'm feeling more stress more frequently in these days of the great pandemic of 2020 and my body is suffering because of it. The tension I hold in my jaw at night and in my shoulders during the day, just as one example, is depleting my stores of magnesium. You may be experiencing stress in your body as well. If this sounds familiar, you're in luck, because magnesium is a fantastic friend when it comes to facing times of stress.
Benefits of magnesium:
Foods high in magnesium (with greater than 50 mg/serving):
Ok, whenever I see these "foods high in x nutrient" list I always feel let down - what, no recipe? So here's a snack mix you can make with easy to find foods to boost your intake of magnesium.
Magnesium Nut Mix
2 cups pumpkin seeds
1 cup cashews, dry roasted
1 cup almonds, dry roasted
1 bar dark chocolate (60-70% dark), chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Eat & enjoy.
My favorite magnesium supplement is a powder from Professional Formulas and it is called Cal-Mag Effervescent. For one thing it is super high quality and tastes great (tastes like pink lemonade) and it is also inexpensive compared with comparable products on the market like Calm. This product contains not only four forms of calcium, but also four forms of magnesium as well as the calming amino acid glycine. I love taking 1/2 - 1 dose at bedtime.
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