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7 Healthy Low-Carb Foods That Are High in Magnesium

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sardines rich in magnesium

Most of us already know that we need to lower out carbohydrate intake to help stay as healthy as possible and prevent inflammation and chronic disease.

Magnesium is a great mineral that is very important for your body and it’s involved in over 300 enzymatic reaction in the body. It helps your immune system be strong, it’s great for muscles, help your heart beating steadily.

Magnesium is great for your lungs, people with asthma do better when they have a good magnesium intake, constipation get better with magnesium, you sleep better, and people experiencing frequent migraines will get better when their magnesium intake is optimized.

Maybe you didn’t know that too many people in Western society are depleted in magnesium. If your doctor checks your magnesium level in your serum, it’ll be normal, but that does mean that you have enough magnesium stored in your cells, which is where your body stores it. So you can have severe magnesium depletion and still have a normal blood test.

Here are 7 low-carb sources from where to get plenty of magnesium for your body:

Red meat and organ meat

All red meat is a good source of magnesium. Organs like liver are also a great source of magnesium, probably the best source of magnesium is the heart, not a lot of us are eating heart though. You can blend heart and liver into your ground beef, and this can also adjust the fatty levelness of your ground beef, so that you can get very fatty ground beef with liver and heart included. This recipe will feed you with tons of good minerals, including magnesium.

Fatty fish

Another great source of magnesium is fatty fish, like mackerel, salmon, halibut, sardines, anchovies, etc. All are whole foods and they’re wild-caught. The good thing about sardines and anchovies is they’re so tiny that you can’t make profit growing them in a pond in China, feeding them with nuclear waste.

So if you’re eating sardines and anchovies and smaller fish like that, you know that you’re not getting a farm raised or factory raised fish. You got to watch out for the salmon and mackerel because they’re big enough so that it can be made a profit on them, so make sure they’re wild-caught.


You need to eat whole fat cheese. Don’t ever buy cheese from dairy section of the grocery. If you do, if it’s already shredded or sliced, it’s almost certainly has some kind of little additive to keep it from sticking together. You need to eat real cheese that the deli personnel sliced for you or that you shred when you get home.

Leafy greens

All leafy greens are an amazing source of magnesium. They’re also a source of potassium and tons of other great nutrition, so eat as much leafy greens as you can. Greens with a great amount of magnesium are spinach, kale, collard greens and turnip greens.


The two best lowest carb choices that have the highest magnesium, are flax seeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds. They are a great sources of tons of minerals, magnesium included.


Among a high content of magnesium, avocados are also high in potassium, B vitamins and vitamin K. Compared with other fruits, avocados are also very high in monounsaturated fat, which keeps your heart healthy. Avocados will reduce inflammation, improve cholesterol and will make you feel full after meals.

avocado fruit

Dark chocolate

High percentage of magnesium is also found in dark chocolate. Even one chunk of dark chocolate (make sure you buy a good quality one) contains the recommended daily intake of magnesium.

At times, some people need to supplement with magnesium even more. If you’re already eating all these foods and you’re still having cramps or constipation, or a little trouble sleeping at night, or your migraines are a little too strong, then you might consider a magnesium supplement.