Mighty Magnesium

Posted: July 18, 2008 in Nutrition Tidbits
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For the longest time people have focused on calcium and vitamin D for bone health. While important, without adequate magnesium (Mg) the absorption of calcium is hindered. Magnesium is stored in our bones and is a buffering mineral when our blood becomes too acidic or when needed in other areas of the body. Many people are Mg deficient and have used up the Mg in their bones and they begin to weaken. An Israeli study showed that 22(71%) of the 31 women who took 250 and 750 mg of magnesium daily for 2 years (without extra calcium or vit. D) increased their bone density by 1-8%. The women who took placebos lost 1-3% of their bone density over the same 2 years. Great food sources of Mg include: broccoli, kale, collards, spinach, romaine lettuce, almonds, seafood and apples.

Get Strong! Stay Strong!

Chris

 

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  1. pat says:

    Magnesium is extremely important when regarding bone health and strength. There is a pile of foods out there that can be added to your diet, foods like avocado, pear, apricot, raisins, and peanut butter.. just to name a few. Check out more information about magnesium and magnesium benefits

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