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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current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,180) Posts: 3,309 6/15/08 12:20 P
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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current weight: 218.0
Fitness Minutes: (230,471) Posts: 12,780 6/15/08 11:54 A
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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current weight: 274.5
Fitness Minutes: (8,140) Posts: 2,659 6/14/08 11:03 P
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. Hugs, Helen
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current weight: 136.8
Fitness Minutes: (8,140) Posts: 2,659 6/14/08 8:34 P
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