Magnesium from food source?

Indonesia
December 23, 2012 7:32am CST
So I read that magnesium can relieve the symptom of depression and in fact the defiency of magnesium and the excessive of calcium which caused depression, the forming of kidney stones and heart attack, also without magnesium, the calcium would be quite useless for bone health since magnesium is needed with calcium to form healthy bones. We tend to get too many calcium in our diets like from milk and all dairy products but very little magnesium and magnesium has been depleted from many soils so our food has defiency of it. I hear almonds and avocado are the good source of magnesium, but anyone know any other food source?
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@deazil (4547)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Magnesium also helps to regulate blood pressure, and may help regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics according to some studies(source: Solve it With Supplements, R. A. Schulman, MD.) and so many other things. Some good food sources are Chinook salmon, halibut and scallops. Swiss chard and spinach are high in magnesium and pumpkin seeds are the highest food for magnesium, a quarter cup providing 185mg or 44%of the RDA based upon a man's needs of 420mg. Sunflower seeds are also rich in magnesium. Almonds and cashews, black beans and soybeans are also good sources of this mineral (Livestrong.com).
• Indonesia
25 Dec 12
Thank you to provide some other sources. It's good to know about other sources :D
@deazil (4547)
• United States
25 Dec 12
You're welcome!
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
25 Dec 12
Never heard about magnesium used against depression but vit D3 does. It's in the sun for example. Also without vit D3 your body is not able to get calcium, etc out of your food and use it. So you better go for vit D3.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
24 Dec 12
I take calcium supplements as I know I dont' get enough in my diet. But... I found out...calcium induces sleepiness... I took 1200 mg every morning and by 10am, I'd be so sleepy and ready for a nap!!! I couldn't figure it out! Then one day I was watching a tv show called " Food Unwrapped". It was a show that talked about how foods, including candy are made and the origins of foods and snack things..how they make potato chips etc and they'd take you on a tour of the plant where it is made and show you from start to finish how food items are made. One day they showed about Ben and Jerry's ice cream...how it started and was made and new flavors etc. Well, the guy mentioned "did you know ice cream is a good sleep inducer? You dont have to drink warm milk anymore!"...seems that it is the calcium that induces the sleep, and milk has calcium and ICE CREAM has calcium! It was then that I realized... I take my calcium tablets in the morning...and couple hours later I am sleepy! I stopped taking the tablets and didn't get sleepy! Now, I have my calcium tabs at my bedside, take them when I am ready to sleep and can't. They induce sleep, not make you sleep...but if you can get drozy...you can fall to sleep! ANd it works! Every time! I later found out that magnesium is needed to make the calcium get absorbed...so I started taking my calcium and magnesium together and I get both nutrients plus help getting to sleep! But it is good to know that magnesium is also helpful for depression or even just low moods.. I get that way often. I had heard it was good for energy..well...that is what it says on the bottle...boosts energy.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
23 Dec 12
Oat, rice and wheat bran are a high source of Magnesium; they are probably the highest ones. Some nuts are high. Also, high but not as high as the about but easier to include in your diet are tuna, black beans and other foods.