Cocoa

Cocoa

Chocolate, as mentioned earlier, is also a source of magnesium. This is especially true of dark chocolate, which contains a sizable amount of the recommended daily allowance. Let’s not discount the other minerals found in cocoa; these include copper, zinc, and phosphorous, but also calcium and potassium, both of which work well with magnesium. One bonus to eating chocolate is that the sugar found in it can instantly help you to feel a little better, even if the magnesium doesn’t. Just be sure not to eat chocolate more than sparingly, so that you avoid taking on too many calories.

Rice Bran

Rice Bran

Rice products provide a higher level of vitamins and minerals than other products in the bread and grains category; one of these is of course magnesium. It’s helpful for facilitating the function of several major organs and organ structures, such as the kidneys, the heart, and the brain and nerves. Additionally, rice bran has a low level of sodium, which also helps heart health by keeping blood pressure stable. Rice bran also provides plenty of dietary fiber, which makes bowel movements much easier; a good rule of thumb is many foods high in fiber also provide significant levels of magnesium.

Quinoa

Quinoa

If you’re less into rice, quinoa is a convenient substitute. Quinoa is quite popular, perhaps especially among vegan and vegetarian diets, because of its protein content. It contains all of the essential amino acids, and it is also packed with other vital vitamins and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, fiber, and zinc. Essentially, with its nutrition profile, quinoa is much like brown rice. Because quinoa does add a lot of carbohydrates to the diet, the key is proper portion size to get the most out of this superfood.

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