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What foods have the highest amount of these minerals?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I use cronometer to record what I am eating and everytime I have used it, my minerals are not up where they are supposed to be. My vitamins are fine, probably because I eat alot of liver, but its the minerals that are constantly low. For example yesterday I wasn't getting enough calcium, magnesium, and iron. I eat bone broth once a week but that's not enough.

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on April 18, 2012
at 06:17 AM

Calcium - drink milk or try eggshell calcium | Magnesium - chocolate and coffee | Iron - don't bother

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Wow thank you for the link, that site is so cool.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:16 PM

It is also because I am having trouble eating enough calories.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:12 PM

I think you are right but the biggest reason why I am asking is because I have some health problems that I think will be helped by increasing my mineral intake. I've made another post on this, (blue sclera, fingernails blue, beaus lines etc.)

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on April 17, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Bone broth is a poor mineral source.

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15e5f57b981183b21fff26ce815bf93f

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on April 17, 2012
at 08:42 PM

This isn't an answer to the question you asked but obsessing over the micronutrient content of every ounce of food you consume and attempting to hit some arbitrary numbers on a daily basis strikes me as being wildly unhealthy.

If you are eating meat & fish, fruit & veg, nuts & seeds and possibly whatever dairy products you are comfortable with until you are full, and not eating toxic grains and oils, your nutritional needs will be met.

No one has any idea how much magnesium there was in whatever you just ate anyway, it's all a wild estimate unless you are dealing with a supplement or a processed food which had something added in.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:16 PM

It is also because I am having trouble eating enough calories.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on April 17, 2012
at 09:12 PM

I think you are right but the biggest reason why I am asking is because I have some health problems that I think will be helped by increasing my mineral intake. I've made another post on this, (blue sclera, fingernails blue, beaus lines etc.)

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on April 17, 2012
at 10:56 PM

ditto answer one. Mineral content is extremely variable, it is dependant on the soil, water and rocks where the food was grown. Maybe try using a mineral salt such as Real Salt TM.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:39 PM

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/4204/2

You don't need to eat a can a day or anything (just toss it into your diet every once in a while), but canned salmon, with the bones, gives you (if you're looking at the general DV% guidelines:

Calcium-88%

Magnesium-27%

Iron-22%

Selenium-187%

Potassium-40%

Just a variety of red meat, fish, fruit and vegetables that others have already mentioned will "balance out" over time. I don't think it's necessary to meet 100% everyday, every day of the week. It's more of how things are overall.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:08 PM

I use wolframalpha for this sort of thing.

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Wow thank you for the link, that site is so cool.

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Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on April 18, 2012
at 03:06 AM

If it is minerals, although I think you're probably fine in the mineral department...

But you could try low dosages of a mineral supplement for a bit:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001VUZAI/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=perheadie-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B0001VUZAI&adid=1ZYPRXVRXSZGEQNFTP7G&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fperfecthealthdiet.com%2F%3Fpage_id%3D1066

This is what I would look into:

How are your blood iron levels or ferritin levels? Are they low?

How about a B12 deficiency? Do you have any digestive/gut problems?

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000569.htm

I don't want to be alarmist or anything, I just thought of anemia when you mentioned blue sclera and nails.

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