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Craving Chocolate?

Chocolate and Magnesium

While most of you know how good a soak in a bath of Epsom Salts is, are you aware that it could be a possible antidote for your chocolate cravings. Check out the article below for an insight into chocolate cravings.

Blants Wellbeing & Lifestyle

Have you ever been through periods of intense chocolate craving? Possibly you are there now, puzzled as to why your sweet tooth can’t be tamed and wondering how to get out of the cycle. We’ve got some good news, it could be your body is trying to tell you something. When Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” he was for sure on the money! When our body craves something it is usually because that food has a mineral we need and in the case of chocolate, that mineral is Magnesium!

Do you know how important Magnesium is for your body? Magnesium is involved in supporting and regulating over 300 reactions in the body, it is essential for our good health! It is used in almost every tissue in the body and especially our nerves. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 80% of people in Australia are low in Magnesium and many are unaware. Signs that you could be low in Magnesium and symptoms can include:

  • Headaches Muscle cramps Low moods

  • Personality changes Fatigue Pins and needles

  • Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite

Magnesium deficiency can be caused by several things. Generally, processed foods and degrading soil quality are thought to be the leading culprits by experts worldwide. Other causes can be stress, some medications, co-morbid health conditions and over consumption of caffeine and alcohol. The silver lining, however, is that when you can decode what your body is saying, you can turn things around by giving it what it needs!

If this is resonating with you here are some foods that will boost your Magnesium intake:

  • Dark Chocolate Organic Cacao Powder Avocado

  • Nuts Legumes Tofu

  • Seeds Whole Grains Salmon

  • Bananas Leafy Greens

Dark choc is choc-a-block full of magnesium – its not the chocolate you are craving, it’s the magnesium and you can eat a truck load of these magnesium rich foods and still not get enough magnesium. Supplementing is usually necessary.

A highly effective way to supplement and absorb magnesium directly to your cells is absorption through the skin, also known as transdermal absorption. A relaxing soak in a Magnesium rich Salt bath will replenish cells with welcomed magnesium. Have you found yourself reaching for the chocolate more than usual, do you need it to get through the day? If yes, then perhaps you too are experiencing some of the symptoms of Magnesium deficiency listed above. WORKOUT RECOVERY SALTS ARE HERE TO HELP

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