Do you suffer from a magnesium deficiency? You might not even be aware of it, because a lack of this important mineral usually doesn’t show up in the normal panel of blood tests. This really shouldn’t be the case, however, because it’s magnesium that regulates the electrical conductivity and activity of your cells.
Perhaps you’re one of those people who suffers from sudden and unexplained headaches, joint pain, or fatigue over the course of several weeks. What can you do? If your doctor has examined you but hasn’t been able to make a proper diagnosis, it might be time to try increasing your intake of magnesium.
You should always check with your doctor about taking magnesium supplements, however, which are usually sold over the counter in pharmacies. In addition, it’s a good idea to improve your diet by adding foods that are rich in this mineral.
In today’s article, we’ll tell you about the top two teas that you can drink to increase your magnesium intake. Are you ready?
How do you know if you have a magnesium deficiency?
Before we tell you about these two excellent teas, it’s important that you first know how to tell if you’re suffering from a lack of magnesium in the first place. As we mentioned above, it probably won’t show up on your blood work, so you need to be in tune with your own symptoms to determine whether or not you should increase your intake of this important mineral. Here are some signs:
- Mental and physical fatigue that lasts for more than a month. It’s not only temporary – this kind of fatigue will last throughout the day.
- You find it hard to concentrate.
- You suffer from headaches at least half of the days of the month.
- You have pain or tension in your shoulders, neck, and upper back.
- You suffer from fluid retention.
- Your lower eyelid twitches constantly.
- You have days when you’re angry or anxious for no clear reason.
- You have problems sleeping. Some days you suffer from insomnia, while others you have uncontrollable tiredness.
Now let’s find out what the best teas are for replenishing your stores of magnesium.
1. Rooibos tea
They call this the magic tea. Why? Rooibos is an all natural tea rich in magnesium and contains no proteins, making it ideal for everyone – even children and people with high blood pressure. It also has a delicious fruity flavor that’s perfect for any occasion or time of day.
Are you ready to learn what rooibos tea can do for you?
- It’s the plant with the most natural magnesium. But it also contains high levels of zinc, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, fluoride, vitamins E and C, flavonoids…this tea is sometimes called the drink of athletes thanks to its ability to restore minerals that are lost during exercise or physical activity. It’s amazing.
- It strengthens the bones and teeth
- It improves digestion
- It acts as an antihistamine against allergies
- It can relieve a sore throat and mouth
- It’s an excellent diuretic, ideal for detox
How do you make rooibos tea?
- 1 cup of water (200 ml)
- 1 teaspoon of rooibos tea (3 g)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
- Start by heating the cup of water to a boil. Remember – to get the most out of your teas you should always prepare them in a teapot or kettle made of some material other than aluminum. Ceramic and clay are the two best options for natural plant teas.
- Add the rooibos tea to the hot water and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for five more minutes.
- Choose your favorite teacup, strain the liquid into it, add the honey, and enjoy. It’s delicious! You can drink two to three cups of this tea every day.
2. White tea
White tea can be a treat for the senses, the palate, and for your health. A curious but less well known fact is that this tea has far more benefits and antioxidants than even green tea.
Moreover, it has a remarkably high content of certain minerals, like magnesium for example. But keep in mind that there are even more reasons to convince you to add more white tea to your daily diet.
- White tea protects and regulates the production of lipids, so it’s often recommended for weight loss.
- It regulates cholesterol levels and helps prevent the increase of so-called bad cholesterol, or LDL.
- It protects the teeth, fighting the formation of cavities.
- It improves symptoms of fatigue, weakness, or sadness, and provides a lot of energy.
- White tea has half the protein content than that of green tea, meaning it has fewer side effects.
- It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world, with four times more polyphenols and catechins than green tea. This makes it ideal for fighting premature aging.
How do you make white tea?
- 1 cup of water (200 ml)
- 1 teaspoon of white tea (3 g)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (2 g)
- Start out, as always, by heating the water to a boil. Add the white tea for 15 minutes, and then remove from heat. Serve this tea accompanied by a little honey. You can drink two cups of this tea a day. It will definitely help you feel better.