Posted by: Judy | May 29, 2019

Food Update

It’s been a little while since my last food post. I’ve made some changes.

I tossed the Just Mayo and started using a mayo that uses olive oil. It also uses soybean oil, but it’s the lowest on the list. Just Mayo has the look and consistency of mayo but does not taste like it, at all. I stopped pretending like it did.

I’ve discovered I’m more likely to choke on rice than I am on bread. Unexpected. I don’t know why.

Fresh pineapple has been cheap, $2 for a whole pineapple. I’ve always hated it because it’s difficult to cut. Inspiration struck: Use the boning knife. Cut through the pineapple like butter.

I researched what I needed for strengthening tendons and ligaments. Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B6 and B12, magnesium, and zinc. On the food lists provided, I only kept track of what I actually eat. Vitamin C is found in berries. Manganese is found in pecans and pineapple. Vitamin B6 is found in bananas, potatoes, chicken, turkey, and sunflower seeds. Vitamin B12 is found in beef. Magnesium is found in cashews. Zinc is found in beef, chicken, and cashews.

I’d believed I was doing well with a few supplements, like one that was calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Until I did my homework. Zinc needs to be taken on an empty stomach, two hours after a meal or an hour before. Magnesium needs to be taken with food but no calcium. Why did the supplement makers combine magnesium with calcium?

Amazing Facts listed five foods that improve your skin: Red Delicious apples, bananas, blueberries, pomegranates, and cherries. I added the apples and now eat four of the five. I like pomegranates but not enough to fight with the seeds.

The picture has little to do with the topic, except it’s food, and it’s yummy. 🙂

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