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6/16/08 8:33 P

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Thanks so much. The list is great.


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6/16/08 5:53 P

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This is helpful!

Foods High in Magnesium

Beans, black / 1 cup / 120 mg

Broccoli, raw / 1 cup / 22 mg

Halibut / Half fillet / 170 mg

Nuts, peanuts / 1 oz / 64 mg

Okra, frozen / 1 cup / 94 mg

Oysters / 3 oz / 49 mg

Plantain, raw / 1 medium / 66 mg

Rockfish / 1 fillet / 51 mg

Scallop / 6 large / 55 mg

Seeds, pumpkin and squash / 1 oz (142 seeds) /
151 mg

Soy milk / 1 cup / 47 mg

Spinach, cooked / 1 cup / 157 mg

Tofu / One quarter block / 37 mg

Whole grain cereal, ready-to-eat / 1 cup / 24 mg

Whole grain cereal, cooked / 1 cup / 56 mg

Whole wheat bread / 1 slice / 24 mg

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6/16/08 5:43 P

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If you have one meal every day where beans are the main source of the protein in the meal, then you are probably getting a decent amount of magnesium, particularly if the beans are paired with brown rice or kasha. That plus the amount in whatever inexpensive basic multi-vitamin you take daily will do you!

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6/15/08 12:20 P

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I take supplement, 99 mg once a day. It says not to exceed this amount unless your doctor tells you. Natural is best, as everyone has said. But, just to make sure, I take the pill, too. I also take a potassium pill, 250 mg. Like others, I have set up a Group of foods with the breakfasts I usually eat, which includes my vits.

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6/15/08 11:54 A

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Diet source is best for absorption of magnesium, however American Women today to NOT get in enough of this very necessary nutrient. SO I do supplement with a pill.

Nuts are RICH in magnesium, however, are also rich in FAT, though it is good fat, still not something we need to ingest when we are trying to loose weight.

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6/15/08 10:37 A

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I take B Complex, Centrum and Flaxseed every day which I also add to my tracker as I get a lot of nutrients from these....

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6/15/08 7:19 A

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I have added my daily Vit to the food tracker because I get alot of the requirements in pill form and I want to know what I am ingesting. My daily vit pack "natures Code" was already posted and then I set up "Suz Vit" in the group so I get listed the extra things I take. It makes it very easy

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6/14/08 11:03 P

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thanks everyone, I think part of my problem is so few products have it labeled. I think I'm getting more than my tracking shows but probably still below the recommended values.


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6/14/08 10:30 P

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I take mine in pill form & also lots of veggies.

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6/14/08 10:27 P

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I have the same problem my magnesium level is always below the suggested level by spark....my dr. said that legumes and basically all types of beans, and food that is high in fiber.

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I take mine in pill form. The doctor said that would be easiest for me. But I also eat nuts, shredded wheat or oatmeal, baked potatoes, beans, fish (particularly halibut), spinach, bananas, chocolate milk or 2% milk, and wheat germ and whole grain bread. Magnesium can be found in many things (esp. green vegetables) but I don't always eat enough of the foods containing it (diabetic), so the doctor advised me to take it in pill form. Daily intake should be from 310-400 mg daily.
I googled magnesium and this is what I found: Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, particularly dark green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium are:

Soy products, such as soy flour and tofu
Legumes and seeds
Nuts (such as almonds and cashews)
Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet)
Fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados)
If I can be of more help, let me know.
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6/14/08 8:34 P

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Hi all,
I've been having problems finding food with much magnesium. I know SP has a range for us with hi BP but where do you get it?
thanks,
Melissa


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