It’s that time of the year (or time of the week - we don’t judge here) when your chocolate cravings are at their peak. Delicious chocolate bunnies line the shelves at supermarkets, the ‘Easter Bunny’ has a date at your place in only a few days, and the only thing you can think about are the packets of Lindt Easter Eggs hidden away in your bedroom drawer.
If this is you, you’re not alone.
Did you know craving specific foods can indicate a nutrient deficiency - and if it’s chocolate you’ve got a real hankering for, low magnesium could be the reason!
Nutritionist Caroline Pearce explains, “Chocolate is very high in magnesium so if you’re lacking it, that’s what your body craves.” Some experts have suggested that this explains why women crave chocolate before and during their menstrual cycle – simply because their magnesium levels are the lowest during these times. Interestingly though, many people find their chocolate cravings disappear when they increase their magnesium levels!
The secret... more magnesium = less chocolate cravings.
So, how to stop yourself daydreaming about Cadbury blocks? It’s time to up your Magnesium levels! Your body will reap the benefits tenfold by absorbing it directly through the skin, so aim for a daily topical application. In the morning, we suggest giving our best selling Magnesium Oil Spray a try, applying to the upper half of the body. In the evenings to help relax and calm the body into a deep sleep, try a relaxing bath with our Magnesium Bath Flakes, followed by applying our coveted Magnesium Sleep Lotion to the lower half of your body.
Personally, we like to keep our Magnesium close at hand, in the bathroom and our bedside tables so we remember to use it every morning and night.
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If you're looking for a chocolate fix, we might just have the perfect recipe for you! Our team have been busy baking and think this recipe is a winner, give it a try and let us know what you think.