Increase your intake of magnesium

Is your diet reducing your levels of magnesium?

Consider boosting your magnesium intake this #WorldCancerDay and onwards! ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Did you know that the western diet is predominantly made up of processed foods, with processed fats, refined flour and sugars which are devoid of magnesium and can predispose us to inadequate levels of magnesium?ย ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for our overall health. Itย helps:

๐Ÿ’Ž regulate blood sugar levels

๐Ÿ’Ž maintain normal nerve & muscle function

๐Ÿ’Ž maintain a healthy heartbeat

๐Ÿ’Ž cellular energy production

๐Ÿ’Ž keep the immune system strong

๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ Signs of inadequate magnesium levels:

  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • stress
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • numbness
  • muscle cramps
  • thyroid dysfunction
Picture, words written: magnesium levels and cancer. Magnesium rich foods in the background: nuts, banana, white beans, dark chocolate. Elle rock nutrition logo and photo of Rochelle

Cancer and your magnesium levels

Scientific studies suggest that…

๐Ÿซฅ Magnesium deficiency seems to be linked to an increased risk of some types of cancers.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ the administration of Mg during certain chemo treatments can have a protective effect against kidney damage

๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ a higher dietary magnesium intake is associated with a lowered risk of death from all causes of death (e.g. disease, complication, accident etc.) and cancer

Please note:

Please ensure you take medical advice before taking any supplements as magnesium interacts with many medications. A nutrition professional will be able to provide further advice.ย 

If you are having any concerns about cancer or cancer treatment, itโ€™s important to tell your medical team. They will be able to suggest dietary changes to help make things easier for you. For some people, seeking support from a nutrition professional, who has training in working with cancer patients, is helpful.


By following healthy eating principles combined with a health-promoting lifestyle, you may not only reduce the risk of inadequate magnesium levels but may also reduce the risk of developing certain cancers too.

Healthy magnesium-rich foods to boost your intake

Good dietary sources of magnesium include:

๐Ÿ’š dark green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach),

๐Ÿ’š nuts (e.g. almonds),

๐Ÿ’š seeds (e.g. pumpkin seeds),

๐Ÿ’š dark chocolate,

๐Ÿ’š whole grains & pseudo-grains (e.g. buckwheat),

๐Ÿ’š legumes (e.g. black beans).


A registered nutrition professional, like myself, will be able to provide further advice regarding:

  • The magnesium supplements with the best absorption
  • Which medications magnesium supplements interact with, positively or negatively
  • The right supplement dose for you.

ย Have a free chat with me and let’s talk about how we can achieve your health goals [Link below].๐Ÿ“ฒ

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