5 Simple Recipes Rich in Magnesium


Magnesium is an incredibly important mineral in our body and without it, we cannot hope to truly be healthy. It is vital to the function of nerves and muscles, to adequate circulation and to the growth of strong and healthy bones. Lack of it can cause many long-term health problems, and yet over half of Americans do not get their recommended daily dose. Below are 5 simple, magnesium-rich recipes which taste good and will ensure that your body’s magnesium levels are adequate.

Yogurt, Fruit and Nut Cup
2 Tbsps. Dried fruit of choice
2 Tbsps. Ground flaxseeds
2 Tbsps. Chopped nuts of choice
I cup plain yogurt
Ground cinnamon and sugar to taste
Mix the first three ingredient into the yogurt and stir, then top with cinnamon and sugar to taste.

Scrumptious Navy Bean Soup
1 lg. dried navy beans
6 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
1 chopped onion
2 chopped celery stalks
4 minced cloves of garlic
1 bay leaf
1 chopped carrot
3 tbsps. tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak beans in water overnight to soften. Pour them into the pot with the water, vegetables and herbs then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour. Add tomato paste and simmer for another 45 minutes. Remove bay leaf and salt and pepper the soup to taste. Remove about half the mixture and puree it in blender, then add back into the pot before serving.

Grilled Halibut with Tomato Tapenade
½ cup chopped, slow-roasted tomatoes
3 pitted and chopped Kalamata olives
1 tbsp. drained and chopped capers
1 tbsp. chopped red onion
1 pound halibut filet
1 ½ tsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Combine first 4 ingredient in a small bowl and set aside. Meanwhile, brush halibut with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill for 6 to 10 minutes. Spoon tapenade over top of fish before serving.

Sautéed Spinach with Veggies
2 Tbsps. Olive oil
2 crushed cloves of garlic
1 cup sliced mushrooms
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and dried
½ cup grape tomatoes
In a skillet, saute garlic in the olive oil until soft. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, then add spinach and tomatoes and heat through.

Spicy Black Beans and Rice
1 ½ cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup chopped tomatoes
½ tsp. cumin
2 tsps. Chopped garlic
2 Tbsps. Chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste.

In a skillet over medium heat, combine the first five ingredients, then over and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Then add cilantro as well as salt and pepper to taste.

These are easy recipes to prepare, even if you are like most people and have a busy schedule. More importantly, they will give you the magnesium your body needs to function at its best.

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Christine . S
Christine has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.