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Can you get magnesium naturally from foods?

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Yes. Natural food sources of magnesium include:

Eating whole foods is always best, because magnesium can be lost during food refinement and processing.

  • Green, leafy vegetables, like spinach
  • Nuts
  • Beans, peas, and soybeans
  • Whole-grain cereals

From: Magnesium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 7, 2017

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 7, 2017

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