I have been having issues with muscle cramps in the foot and calf lately, so I wanted to ensure I wasn’t falling behind on a quota of minerals, such as Magnesium, that might be explain this problem.
Symptoms of a Magnesium deficiency may include:
- muscle cramps
- muscle spasticity
- personality changes
- abnormal heart rhythms
Lunch constituted a portion of Salmon, some baby Spinach leaves in a leafy green Salad, topped with Apple cider vinaigrette dressing, and garnished with Almonds, Pickled Danish Cucumbers and Walnuts.
I just needed some avocado to top it off. According to healthline.com, one medium avocado provides 58 mg of magnesium, which is 15% of the RDI.
But there are loads more good reasons to add avocado in your diet.
More Reasons to Add Avocado to your Diet
Studies have shown that eating avocados can reduce inflammation, improve cholesterol levels and increase feelings of fullness after meals.
Sounds like a powerhouse food, right?
What to Eat as a Magnesium-Rich Afternoon Snack?
Perhaps a Banana with a square or two if 70% dark chocolate?