It’s important to note that the study looked at dietary intake of magnesium as well as the level of magnesium in the subjects’ blood. The researchers did not give magnesium supplements to the women in the study, so we cannot conclude from these results that taking supplemental magnesium would lower women’s SCD risk. As I always say, it’s best to get most of your nutrients from food – where they are most bio-available and best absorbed.
A wide variety of nutritious whole foods are good sources of magnesium. Try to include some of the following foods in your meals on a daily basis:
Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale and collard greens