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Old 03-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rubystars View Post

Do these other foods have magnesium but it's just not listed? If it's in there why is it not on the label? How the heck am I supposed to track it?
Yes they have Mg. It's not listed because it's not required by law. So they don't bother to put it on the label, I assume mostly due to the limited space they have in Nutrition Facts. But if you plug in raw spinach or carrots into your Food Journal you'll see that FD does indeed specify Mg.

So what about Custom Foods? How can you add Magnesium (and other ingredients) to a Custom Food if the nutrients aren't listed on the label?? Here's how I handle that:

How to Tweak Your Custom Food for Vitamins and Mineralsl

Think of food as fuel for the body instead of feeding emotions
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