My sugar cravings have always been out of control.
I can skip alcohol most nights and I love green vegetables, however a decadent dessert paired with a cappuccino gets me every time.
I don’t worry about my moderate coffee consumption but sugar doesn’t do my skin or body any favors.
I’ve seen the memes on social media; “Eat spinach when you are craving chocolate, your body really wants magnesium”. Would you really eat a plate of spinach instead of a slice of chocolate cake? I wouldn’t.
Additionally, it takes almost two ten ounce bags of spinach leaves to meet an average adult’s daily recommended magnesium requirement. That’s a lot of spinach!
My neurologist recently recommended a daily 400mg magnesium supplement to help my migraine headaches, it had the bonus side effect of curbing my sugar cravings. I didn’t need to eat mountains of spinach when I was craving chocolate cake, I just stopped craving chocolate cake!
After a few months of decreased sugar intake, I have seen positive changes in my skin, my sleep habits and my mood.
According to WebMD, the daily recommended does of magnesium for adults is 320mg for women and 420mg for men. Always consult your doctor before taking adding new supplements to your daily routine.