Magnesium can be found in legumes, vegetables (especially broccoli, squash, and green leafy vegetables), seeds, whole grains and nuts (especially almonds). Other sources include dairy products, meats, chocolate, and coffee. Water with a high mineral content, or “hard” water, is also a source of magnesium.
Magensium is a mineral important for normal bone structure which can be obtained from your diet. Magnesium supplements are required sometimes when levels are too low (often in women and the elderly). Maintaining an adequate level reduces the rise of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. Taking a supplement can help you meet your daily needs if you don’t get enough of this important nutrient from food alone.