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Magnesium

Below are some of the good food choices for Magnesium.

Food, Standard Amount

Magnesium (mg)

Calories

Pumpkin and squash seed kernels, roasted, 1 oz

151

148

Brazil nuts, 1 oz

107

186

Halibut, cooked, 3 oz

91

  119

Quinoa, dry, ¼ cup

89

159

Spinach, canned, ½ cup

81

25

Almonds, 1 oz

78

164

Spinach, cooked from fresh, ½ cup

78

  20

Buckwheat flour, ¼ cup

75

101

Cashews, dry roasted, 1 oz

74

163

Soybeans, mature, cooked, ½ cup

74

  149

Pine nuts, dried, 1 oz

71

191

Mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, 1 oz

67

175

White beans, canned, ½ cup

67

154

Pollock, walleye, cooked, 3 oz

62

96

Black beans, cooked, ½ cup

60

  114

Bulgur, dry, ¼ cup

57

120

Oat bran, raw, ¼ cup

55

58

Soybeans, green, cooked, ½ cup

54

  127

Tuna, yellowfin, cooked, 3 oz

54

  118

Artichokes (hearts), cooked, ½ cup

50

  42

Peanuts, dry roasted, 1 oz

50

166

Lima beans, baby, cooked from frozen, ½ cup

50

  95

Beet greens, cooked, ½ cup

49

19

Navy beans, cooked, ½ cup

48

127

Tofu, firm, prepared with nigari, ½ cup

47

  88

Okra, cooked from frozen, ½ cup

47

  26

Cowpeas, cooked, ½ cup

46

100

Hazelnuts, 1 oz

46

178

Oat bran muffin, 1 oz

45

77

Great northern beans, cooked, ½ cup

44

104

Oat bran, cooked, ½ cup

44

44

Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked, ½ cup

43

78

Brown rice, cooked, ½ cup

42

108

Haddock, cooked, 3 oz

42

95

Food combinations to avoid

Through being married into a Chinese family, in addition to learning to eat more fresh food, I’ve learned that there are some foods that should not be combined. Even if foods taste good together, it does not mean that they are healthy together.

As we know, many people have ulcers or severe acidity in the stomach and discount it to be caused by work stress or family problems. Could it be the rich variety of diet that’s now more possible?

Now, this collection may not be true, but I’m not one to test them to see. I do not recommend that you test them either, but this list is shared with you in hopes that you (and the people you pass this knowledge onto) will have a healthy life!

  1. You may get a stomach ache if you eat a combination of pork and water chestnuts. Also, the ingesting of pork when it’s been cooked with ginger is said to promote body illness if your immune system is not strong, such as digestive issues.
  2. Not to be confused with water chestnuts, but chestnuts with beef is said to be a combination that can cause vomiting.
  3. Celery is an awesome food, but supposedly if it’s combined with the consumption of rabbit’s meat, then it may cause hair loss. Also, combining celery with chicken is said to decrease a person’s stamina or strength.
  4. Another combination that may decrease a person’s stamina or strength is having watermelon and lamb meat in the same meal.
  5. If you eat eggs (chicken’s) with goose meat, it may also cause a person’s stamina or strength to be lowered. But, if you were to eat those eggs with saccharin, it could be potentially fatal, as this is supposedly a poisonous combo. Also, if the eggs are preserved and consumed with brown sugar, then that it also understood to be poisonous.
  6. Another poisonous combination is turtle meat and amaranth (a nutritional herb). And, another is carp and licorice root (not the candy).
  7. Some things to look out for with persimmon are combining it with crab could cause diarrhea, combining it with white drinking wine could cause chest pains, and combining it with sweet potatoes could cause lithiasis — the formation of stones in the body, most often in the gallbladder or urinary system.
  8. Honey is sweet, but the result is not if combined with onions, which may cause your vision to worsen. Expect your hearing to weaken if you consume it with bean curd.
  9. Bananas are nice sweet alternative to honey, but combining them with taro may lead to a bloated belly area. And, if you eat them with potatoes, you might have some unexpected dark spots to come to your face, which makes me think of aged spots and freckles.
  10. Another skin issue, dermatitis, is to be expected if you consume radish with fungi. There are many fungi/fermented items, to name a few examples: cheese, bread, chocolate, coffee, tea, pickles, olives, salami, and soy sauce.
  11. Peanuts and cucumbers make for good snacks, but it is said to be harmful for the body to combine them. It is said to not be good for kidneys. Also, diarrhea may occur after eating this combination.

What should we give our children to drink?

I want to invite all parents to consider the opportunity to get kids to enjoy drinking water unflavored. Flavored drinks, the varieties are endless, use flavoring as a crutch to help someone who doesn’t have a water drinking habit to try to enjoy a water as-is, a very healthy substance. You cannot count on the drink industry to lose money in consideration of your family’s health. Sadly many people don’t have a habit of drinking water in its as-is condition. The strongest habits are the ones that are formed in the young years, so that’s why I want to encourage you to develop a habit in your child to drink water unflavored. Cheers to a healthy future!