Magnesium Good for Bones
Getting more magnesium in your diet may help keep bones
healthy, a recent study has shown. Research from the study indicated that a diet
higher in magnesium was significantly related to higher bone density in
Caucasian men and women.
The thinking is that magnesium could play a role in calcium
metabolism and bone strength. The research showed that for every 100 milligram
per day increase, study subjects showed a 2 percent increase in bone density.
Good sources of magnesium include
- Breads, cereals and other grain products
- Some vegetables, such as lima beans, broccoli, chard,
okra and spinach
- Dried beans, peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, chickpeas
- Some fish, such as mackerel or sea bass
Journal of the
American Geriatrics Society, November 2005.