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What is Magnesium? Sources of Magnesium

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is the main component of bones. It has Enzyme function and can assist the Absorption of Calcium and Potassium. It also has the effects of preventing heart disease, diabetes , nocturia, and Lowering Cholesterol. Most foods contain magnesium(mg), especially dairy products and seafood. Other foods rich in magnesium include: spinach, almonds, tofu, and nuts.

Recommended daily intake The recommended daily intake for
adult men is 350 mg and for women 300 mg.

Intake problems with a lack of MG causes nerve interference, causing irritable and tense. Alcohol, diuretics, high amounts of Vitamin D and zinc all increase the body’s demand for it.

Foods rich in Magnesium

One cup of cereal (about 8 ounces)
310 mg
A cup of oatmeal
55 mg
Shrimp 3oz
35 mg
Dairy products
A glass of fresh milk
33 mg
Fruits and vegetables
A cup of spinach
150 mg
One potato
55 mg
1/4 cup almonds
85 mg
Peanut one ounce
53 mg
Half a cup of tofu
127 micrograms
2 teaspoons of peanut butter
51 mg
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