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Magnesium Food Superstars
There are many factors to consider when choosing the food you eat. For example, dark leafy greens, seeds, beans, and fish. These foods are widely recognized as part of a balanced diet, but they also have something important in common that you might not realize. They all contain large amounts of magnesium.1
The health benefits of magnesium should not be overlooked. Magnesium is a co-factor in over 300 enzyme systems in the body. Magnesium may help maintain muscle and nerve function* and normal heart rhythms.*1 Yet 7 out of 10 Americans don’t get enough from their diet.2 The magnesium daily dose for adult men is 400 mg and for women is 310 mg; this increases to 420 mg and 320 mg, respectively, after age 30.1 Magnesium deficiency can usually be avoided by eating plenty of magnesium rich foods or by taking magnesium supplements.1
So the next time you’re at the supermarket stock up on these magnesium rich foods: spinach, bananas, avocados, broccoli, brown rice, whole bread, salmon, halibut, soymilk, edamame, almonds, cashews, peanuts, seeds, beans, and milk.1
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Magnesium. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Institutes of Health. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/. Accessed April 2016.
- USDA Agricultural Research Service. Available at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/docs.htm?docid=11046. Accessed April 2016.