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Load Up on These 6 Magnesium Deficiency Treatments

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You may not wake up and think to yourself, “Wow, I really could use some magnesium today,” but the truth is your body needs it – at least one source says it’s responsible for up to 300 biological functions. In fact, a deficiency can cause motor tics and muscle twitches, anxiety, irregular heartbeat and even seizures.

Luckily, there are several ways to give yourself more magnesium without going to extremes. You could take magnesium supplements, but here are six other ways you can get the vital chemical element back into balance and hopefully alleviate some of those symptoms…

1. Eat it Up

FoodRenegade.com says it’s as easy as changing up your diet – well, it may not be so easy for some, but it’s definitely worth a try. The source says that foods with the most magnesium include cooked spinach, black beans, halibut, almonds, brown rice, and cashews.

There are number of seeds you can pick up from the grocery store that will also pack magnesium, such as pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, adds the source. Some good news – if you’re more of a chocolate lover, you can get magnesium from dark chocolate (which is typically more bitter than sweet but it’s still chocolate, right?)

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