Magnesium Grocery List

Bring this list to the store with you to make sure you're getting enough magnesium in your diet.

Magnesium Grocery List

Have you been feeling weak or fatigued? Noticed muscle spasms or an unusual tremor? You may be suffering from low magnesium. Magnesium is a nutrient needed for many of our bodily functions, but many people fail to get enough in their daily diet. Get your daily dose of this fatigue-fighting mineral by eating a few of these magnesium-rich foods every day.

More: The Health Benefits of Magnesium


Who's at Risk?

Some people are more at risk for being low in magnesium than others. People who might want to think about getting more magnesium in their diet include: people with a gastrointestinal disease, people with diabetes, alcoholics or people who drink heavily, older adults, and people who eat lots of processed and fast food. Young people and people who eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables are generally at very low risk.

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