Not sure what plan you are on but I drink a mineral supplement that is mostly magnesium but has some calcium too. Take it with a potassium pill daily.
Calcium is in enriched orange juice, antacids like Tums, etc and dairy foods; dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, arugula, and collard greens; soybeans, fortified soymilk & firm tofu; sardines & salmon (canned with the bones consumed as well); oranges, oatmeal, sesame seeds, white beans, dried figs, sunflower seeds.
Magnesium can be found in green vegetables, whole grain cereals, almonds, broccoli, nuts, beans and seafood. What you may not know is that Vitamin D, Selenium (found in Brazil nuts), and Thiamine (B1; found in whole grains) are also key components by aiding in the absorption, routing, and storage of magnesium. Without these other nutrients, the body simply won’t know what to do with the magnesium that you are flooding it with. Best consumed with food 2 - 3 x daily.
Potassium rich foods include sardines; garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) so hummus makes a great dip; enoki mushrooms; raisins; tomatoes; beets; baked potatoes; chestnuts; parsnips; kohlrabi; cantaloupe; prune juice; carrot juice; papaya; bulgar; grapefruit juice; turkey; buckwheat.
Hope this helps you work more foods into your diet. I too am watching my blood sugar - it has become elevated the last three years and I've worked to lower my meds by half. My doctor and I are working on my weight but mineral balance is even more important so I'm trying to eat more magnesium rich foods myself.
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