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28: MAGNESIUM

Many enzyme (natural substances required for chemical reactions in the body) systems that are needed for the transfer of energy within our bodies must have a supply of magnesium. Magnesium also plays a part in the normal functioning of muscles and nerves.

Magnesium occurs widely in foods, and cereals and vegetables are particularly good sources. An inadequate supply of magnesium in the diet is rare. However, deficiency can occur as a result of prolonged vomiting, diarrhoea und other gastrointestinal disorders. Chronic alcoholics frequently suffer from magnesium deficiency, which may be due to low intake and large losses in urine.

MAGNESIUM INTAKE

There is no recommended dietary intake for magnesium in Australia.


Recommended daily dietary intake of magnesium in Australia.
Infants:

Children:

Adult men:

Adult women:

Pregnancy:

Lactation:

40-60 milligrams

80-320 milligrams

320 milligrams

270 milligrams

300 milligrams

340 milligrams

MAGNESIUM RDI:

Elements
- Sodium
- Potassium
- Magnesium
Magnesium
- Iron
- Phosporus
- Sulphur
- Chlorine
- Copper
- Zinc
- Iodine
- Fluorine
- Chromium
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Cobalt
- Molybdenum
- Nickel
- Tin
- Silicon
- Vanadium
- Cadmium


Also on this page:

-  Magnesium intake
-  Magnesium RDI
-  Food charts

 

 

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MAGNESIUM Food Charts:

 

MAGNESIUM:
beverages

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BEVERAGES

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
cereals/cakes

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CEREALS, BISCUITS, CAKES, DESERTS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

MAGNESIUM:
cereals/cakes

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
egg & cheese
dishes

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EGG AND CHEESE DISHES

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

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MAGNESIUM:
fats/oils

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FATS AND OILS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

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MAGNESIUM:
fish/seafood

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FISH AND OTHER SEAFOODS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
fruit

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FRUIT

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

 

MAGNESIUM:
fruit

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beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
meats

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MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

MAGNESIUM:
meats

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cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
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fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
milk products

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MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

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cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
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fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
nuts

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NUTS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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MAGNESIUM:
sauces

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SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
soups

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SOUPS (as served)

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

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MAGNESIUM:
sugars

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SUGARS, JAMS AND SPREADS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

MAGNESIUM:
sweets

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SWEETS

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

 

 

 

MAGNESIUM:
vegetables

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VEGETABLES

Magnesium milligrams per 100 grams

Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

 

MAGNESIUM:
vegetables

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

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