Getting enough magnesium

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:28 PM
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HI everyone, I am fairly new to tracking my nutrition in fitday, but from what I have done so far I can see that I am almost always very low (below 50% RDA) on Magnesium daily.

But as I cant tolerate magnesium supplements (tried MANY types - they give me loose stools as they do with lots of people) and I don't get on very well with nuts and seeds either how can I possibly get my daily levels up? I see things like chard are fairly high but it seems like I would need to eat a massive amount of greens to get enough magnesium

REALLY appreciate any advice or help.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:43 PM
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Having looked at my magnesium I got 30% of my RDA from having oats with dried currants in it.

I would also suggest maybe adding pumpkin seeds to your food, you get a milligram of magnesium per seed.
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Thanks icewithin, yes I have oats from breakfast myself and a few raising, which is how I get closer to 50%, unfortunately as mentioned I seem to find seeds / nut shard to digest.

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As I dislike seeds myself my trainer told me to try putting them in a coffee grinder and use them as a sprinkle, would that work for you?
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It is certainly something I can add to get a bit more mag

I get a LOT of muscle / eye lid twitches, sleep not great etc which all seems to point to Mag being the problem, with fit day confirming it. Could be calcium / sodium as well I guess.
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I guess a bit of scientific experimentation would be in order then
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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google 'nutritiondata' and go to that website (nutritiondata.self.com) They have a screening tool that will choose all the foods highest in magnesium and lowest is something (I choose fat, or calories) and spit out all those lists for you to peruse.
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I have a similar issue. I'm allergic to nuts and possibly some seeds. I have started eating bananas more often and that seems to have helped. If it continues after you experiment, you may want to check with your doctor.
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Beans , all kinds. Great for protein too.
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Bananas and potatoes. Also, see here: Magnesium — Health Professional Fact Sheet

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