Foods containing magnesium are vital for the health and well-being of everyone on the planet. This is especially true for women because magnesium is needed to calm and relax the muscles of the uterus.
This is important if you are suffering from uterine fibroids or endometriosis because magnesium lessens painful cramping and helps with heavy periods.
In addition to this, consuming magnesium can help with anxiety and panic attacks by calming the adrenal system therefore keeping stress hormones under better control. This article on adrenal stress focuses on the impact of adrenal hormones on female hormones and menstrual cycle.
Here are some foods that are very high in magnesium (per 3½ oz. serving):
Rich sources of magnesium
Tofu—is a source of magnesium, however, soy food products should be consumed with caution read this article for more information on the dangers of soy.
Other sources of magnesium rich foods include legumes such as lentils and beans.
·green leafy vegetables
·wheat bran, Brazil nuts
· blackstrap molasses
· pumpkin and squash seeds
Other good dietary sources of this mineral include
·whole wheat flour
· baked potatoes (with skin)
Many herbs, spices, and seaweeds supply magnesium
· cumin seed
Do not fall prey to magnesium deficiency. Make sure you are eating enough foods containing magnesium or take a magnesium supplement of 300 mg three times a day. This dosage may cause loose stools and if this happens just lower the dosage.
Avoid processed food because it is usually severely depleted of magnesium. Additives like MSG and aspartame found in most processed foods are harmful because they further deplete minerals from the body.