Magnesium has been in the press a lot recently and for good reason. It’s likely that lots of us have a magnesium deficiency we don’t know about based on recent studies. A study of 8000 people in UK by Mineral Check showed 70% of them were deficient in magnesium. Likewise, the government’s most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey revealed that most children and adolescents fail to get the recommended daily allowance.
How Much Magnesium do we need daily and what does it do?
Magnesium is an essential mineral which plays a crucial role in more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body each day. It helps turn the food we eat into energy with research finding it can help achieve a restful night’s sleep, reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, chronic pain, tiredness, mood swings and migraines. Magnesium is also known for its calming properties.
According to the NHS, The amount of magnesium you need is:
• 300mg a day for men (19-64 years)
• 270mg a day for women (19-64 years)
What foods are high in magnesium?
Brown rice, nuts , spinach and cacao are some of our fav plant based sources. That Protein’s delicious Blissful Brown Rice and Raw Cacao organic super protein is a good way to increase your magnesium intake. Use it to make shakes, in baking, add to smoothies or to porridge