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Health Tip: Finding Magnesium in Food

How to obtain the essential mineral

(HealthDay News) -- Your body needs the mineral magnesium to properly contract and relax muscles, to produce proteins and to help enzymes function, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

Its experts offer this list of dietary sources for magnesium:

  • Whole grain foods, such as brown rice.
  • Vegetables and fruits, such as avocados, bananas and dried apricots.
  • Nuts, including cashews and almonds.
  • Seeds, beans and peas.
  • Soy-based foods, such as tofu and soy flour.
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