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Magnesium: 1 Bar Dark Chocolate (120g) A Day


Magnesium

Do you know that eating 1 bar of dark chocolate (120g) fully covers your daily magnesium need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 420mg
  • 30mg (0-6 months old)
  • 75mg (7-12 months old)
  • 80mg (1-3 years old)
  • 130mg (4-8 years old)
  • 240mg (9-13 years old)
  • 410mg (14-18 years old)
  • 400mg (19-30 years old)
  • 420mg (31 years old & above)
  • 360mg for pregnant women 
  • 320mg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Builds strong bones, teeth, regulates insulin and blood sugar levels, builds and repairs tissue.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

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