Magnesium in our diet plays a vital role in maintaining cellular activities and biochemical bodily functions.  But are you getting enough on your plate?  Here is a list (not in any particular order) magnessium-rich foods to keep you on track.

Bananas

“Bananas, which aside from having magnesium also has potassium, support healthy heart function. They can be made into a smoothie, added to a bowl of oatmeal, placed on top of a peanut-butter toast, or eaten as they are.” naturalnews.com

Almonds

“Almonds, which also contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, help with your weight loss plan. They make you feel full longer. They contain 105 milligrams of magnesium in ¼ cup. One of the best ways to get your daily requirement of almonds is to make them as a topping to salads and desserts.” naturalnews.com

Oatmeal

“Oatmeal, which has the nutrients vitamin B9 (folate), potassium, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, can maintain cholesterol levels. One cup of cooked oatmeal contains 57.6 mg of magnesium.” naturalnews.com

Fresh Raw Milk

“Milk, which is also rich in potassium, protein, vitamin B12 (cobalamin), and vitamin D, is chock-full of magnesium. It supports bone health. One cup of fresh raw milk has 27.8 mg of magnesium.” naturalnews.com

Peas

“Peas, which also give the body protein, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, support eye and skin health. One cup of peas is equivalent to 48 mg of magnesium.” naturalnews.com

Sesame Seeds

“Sesame seeds support sexual function, due to the presence of zinc in them. One ounce of roasted sesame seeds have 101 mg of magnesium.” naturalnews.com

Pumpkin Seeds

“Pumpkin seeds, which also contain a high amount of fiber aside from a good amount of magnesium, improve the function of the digestive system. They make a crunchy addition to salads.” naturalnews.com

Sunflower Seeds

“Sunflower seeds maintain bone strength due to its high calcium content, and maintains healthy cholesterol levels due to its polyunsaturated fat content.” naturalnews.com

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