According to the National Institute of Health, magnesium is critical for many reasons, including brain health! Women need about 310- 320 milligrams per day and men need 400-420 milligrams per day.
You can find magnesium in quinoa! We love this quinoa recipe because it takes virtually no time to whip up, you can prep it in advance, and you can add to it with protein and greens, or you can eat it by itself! Throw a cup of sautéed spinach in it to add 24 mg of magnesium.
Quick and Healthy Quinoa Salad
1 cup uncooked tri-colored quinoa
2 Persian cucumbers, chopped thin
1⁄4 cup red onion, finely chopped
6-7 cherry tomatoes, chopped
3 springs fresh parsley, finely chopped
Juice from 1⁄2 fresh lemon
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
Cook quinoa to package directions (will make 2 cups cooked). Rinse and let cool.
Mix cucumbers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and parsley in a large bowl. Add quinoa and stir.
In a separate small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over quinoa mixture.
Stir and serve!