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Fight your insomnia with these magnesium rich foods

I've already written about the link between magnesium deficiency and insomnia - particularly for those also suffering from restless leg syndrome.

It's quite concerning therefore, to read about a Gallup poll that found magnesium consumption decreases as we age - apparently, 79% of adults over the age of 55 are eating less than the recommended dietary allowance of magnesium.

Magnesium and calcium are thought to strongly influence the quality of our sleep - so make sure you're eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Fish rich in magnesium:


Fruits rich in magnesium:

Dried figs

Grains rich in magnesium:

Brown rice
Buckwheat flour
Raw barley
Raw oat bran
Whole wheat flour

Nuts rich in magnesium:

Brazil nuts
Pine nuts

Vegetables rich in magnesium:

Black beans
White beans
Pumpkin seeds
Tomato paste

For more information, and to see the exact levels of magnesium in specific foods, hit the source links below.

Source: National Institutes of Health & Vaughn's Summaries

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Last updated: July 5, 2013

This Article Was Written By

Martin Reed

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