Magnesium – are your kids getting enough

Magnesium is one of those essential minerals which plays a number of vital roles in the body.  With the Western Diet the way that it is currently it isn’t surprising to health practitioners such as myself that many of our kids are actually deficient. When considering if your child might require some additional magnesium consider the following..

Does my child have:

  • ADD / ADHD / ASD
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Asthma or Eczema
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Behavioural difficulties / aggression / mood swings
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Muscle cramps / growing pains
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Weight issues or unfavourable blood sugar levels
  • Pinworm / threadworm / Giardia Infestations
  • Recurrent bacterial or fungal infections
  • Restless legs
  • Stress or Tourettes Syndrome

If any of these ring true for you then it may be worth considering.

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You might wonder why your child is deficient in magnesium and this can be a number of reasons from fussy eating, low magnesium in soil, high sugar, high salt, highly processed diets, poor gut health affecting nutrient absorption and even kids that sweat a lot.

The question is what sorts of foods should our kids be eating to maximise their intake and should they be taking additional magnesium.

Foods that are high in magnesium include:

  • Almonds
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Cashews
  • Cacao
  • Mineral Water
  • Molasses
  • Parsnips
  • Wholegrain Cereals
  • Kelp
  • Eggs
  • Seeds
  • Green Leafy Vegetables

The most important thing when looking at your children’s health is to look at everything as a whole.  Whilst Magnesium might be one piece of the puzzle it may not be the entire solution so the important thing is always going to be getting advice and support from a qualified health professional and ensuring your children are getting an all round, healthy diet.

Until next time, stay calm and stay healthy.



Grab your Magnesium Cheat Sheet for Kids Now

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