Magnesium Summary - The Spark of Life

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Not everyone is getting enough magnesium in their diet.

• The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2016) has shown that 37% of teenagers and 12% of adults have very low dietary intakes of magnesium.1 
• It can be challenging to get sufficient magnesium from foods that were once our richest sources. 
• The magnesium content of plant foods is known to have decreased by 20-30% over the last 60 years.2 
• Cooking, storage and processing methods have further reduced the magnesium content of food.


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