Foods rich in magnesium

How to take magnesium naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to take magnesium naturally

It is important to have a diet rich in vitamins, iron and calcium, as well as one rich in magnesium. Amongst other issues, a deficit of this mineral can lead to gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, muscular weakness, irregular menstruation, depression, fatigue, drowsiness and constipation. It can also increase the risk from cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium is very important for people who have muscle pain and restless leg syndrome. Although there is a a wide variety of supplements rich in magnesium, in OneHowTo we teach you where you could obtain magnesium naturally.

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Steps to follow:


Cocoa: lovers of chocolate will be happy to hear that 100 grams of black chocolate without sugar contains 82% of this mineral's Recommended Daily Dose (RDA). So eating cocoa is a perfect way to take magnesium naturally.

In addition, as many will know, chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins (responsible for the feeling of happiness). And so a sweet treat from time to time will help us keep healthy, happy and prevent depression.


We can also find magnesium naturally in various seeds, such as pumpkin, flax, sesame and sunflower seeds. To add them to our diet we can simply put them in salads, for example, as they give an original and delicious touch. Flax can also be used mixed with yoghurt or with your orange juice at breakfast. Sunflower seeds are delicious as a snack, although we should not abuse them as they contain many calories.


Some dry herbs, such as coriander, peppermint and chives have a high content of magnesium. Coriander, for example, provides the highest amount of magnesium content we can find: 649 mg per 100 grams of coriander. With regard to their culinary uses, these are much more extensive than we might initially think. This herb gives guacamole a unique touch, is lovely if added to pizza and goes great with grilled salmon.


Muesli is the last of the proposals we offer in OneHowTo regarding how to take magnesium naturally. Oats, wheat and rice muesli are all perfect for breakfast as they also provide energy to start the day; here you can discover how to use these ingredients to prepare muesli.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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