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Magnesium Good for Bones

separator 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
  • Tofu
  • Some fish, such as mackerel or sea bass

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, November 2005.
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