Do you get all of the vitamins and minerals that you need from your food everyday? Magnesium is probably one of those minerals that you don't pay attention to your intake of, but you should make more of an effort to! Bustle says that there are some great things that your body needs magnesium in order to do.

  • It regulates your body clock which can go haywire quickly if you don't have enough magnesium in your diet. If you're struggling to go to bed or wake up and feeling groggy, you may want to consider eating more magnesium-rich foods.
  • It helps with your memory because magnesium plays a part in the plasticity of your brain to help "stretch" your brain to learn new information. If you think you're more forgetful now than you used to be, it may be that your body has a low amount of magnesium.
  • Your cells can communicate with one another with the assistance of magnesium and with that communication, your immune system is able to work faster and better. If you're coming down with a cold or the flu, magnesium is a mineral that you want to make sure you get enough of in order to fight off an illness as quickly as possible.

Dark chocolate, avocados and nuts are all great sources of magnesium, so try to incorporate those foods into your diet daily. I'm sure it will be hard to force yourself to eat chocolate every day.

(via Bustle)