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    Potassium and magnesium

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    What are really good sources of these? I find on FitDay that these two minerals are so often way below the RDA unless I eat lots of sweet potato and absolutely tons of spinach! And of course, this shoves the carb count up far higher than I want...

    What do you guys do to ensure adequate intake? I prefer food to supplements.

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    brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds have magnesium. coconut water? potatoes have potassium - but also insulin spiking carbs.

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    The link doesn't seem to work...?

    Also, don't brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds have lots of Omega 6 - which is surely worse than having too little magnesium?

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    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/v...roducts/2399/2

    Chard has very high amounts of potassium. About 7% of RDA for magnesium.

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    Potatoes and spinach will provide enough potassium. We used to get much of our magnesium from water, so there is some benefit in supplementing it.

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    Is San Pellegrino water high in magnesium?

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    I haven't had a potato - ordinary as opposed to sweet - since November. I thought they had problems associated with them?

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    Here are a couple of useful pages from the Linus Pauling Micronutrient Information Center; they provide detailed info on recommended daily intake, foods rich in the nutrient of interest, toxicity levels, etc.

    Potassium
    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocente...als/potassium/

    Magnesium
    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocente...als/magnesium/
    Last edited by healthseekerKate; 06-11-2010 at 09:59 AM.

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    Excellent - thanks!

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