Surprising Magnesium-Rich Foods You Should Probably Eat More of

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Magnesium is a very important mineral for our bodies. It is essential to countless chemical reactions that keep our bodies working properly. Deficient magnesium levels can also negatively affect our moods and lower our quality of life. Luckily, there are probably lots of magnesium-rich foods already in your cupboard.

Here are some of the most common.

Dark Chocolate

We’re so used to hearing that chocolate is bad for us, it’s often surprising to hear that in fact dark chocolate (with at least 70% cocoa) is as healthy as it is tasty. It’s packed full of magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, antioxidants for the immune system and prebiotic fiber for digestive health.


In addition to being incredibly magnesium rich, bananas are also loaded with potassium, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Why not try combining your banana with dark chocolate? This is a delicious combination of flavor and nutrients.


Made from soybean curds, tofu is high in magnesium, protein, calcium and other minerals. Versatile and quirky, you can cook tofu in loads of different ways and get really creative with it in stir fries, on the grill and in salads.