Reduced magnesium intake

Reduced magnesium intake

Counting calories and an unbalanced diet can lead to magnesium deficiency.

A healthy and balanced diet is particularly important in ensuring stable levels of magnesium in the blood. Dieting, fasting and fast food can result in too little magnesium being ingested by the body.

Magnesium & food

The human body cannot produce magnesium of its own, so we have to ingest the mineral through our nutrition. Unfortunately, we tend to eat not enough food with high magnesium contents: either our diet is unbalanced or we resort to unhealthy fast food.

How to ensure a magnesium-rich diet

  • 1.

    Eat wholemeal products whenever possible

  • 2.

    Cook with legumes (e.g. peas, beans, lentils)

  • 3.

    Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

  • 4.

    Snack on nuts

Preventing magnesium deficiency

Even if you eat healthily and include plenty of wholefoods in your diet, it can sometimes be difficult to cover your magnesium needs sufficiently. This can happen especially when the body needs more magnesium than usually, for instance if you are suffering from stress or if you are breastfeeding. You should also take care to ensure that your magnesium intake is adequate if you regularly participate in sport.

Good to know

Magnesium should be taken regularly to prevent deficiency. Find out here which Diasporal® product is best for your needs.