Good morning Davao!
As a mom, today I was looking into food rich in magnesium for my little guy and I found this list:
1. Green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach.
I have seen many native spinach in the supermarkets like Robinson’s Supermarket and SM Malls Supermarket. I have recently seen in Robinson’s American spinach in a pack. But they easily get sold out from what I noticed. I hope they are all organic. Otherwise if you have the means to grow them in your own garden that will be great and will save you money too aside from being assured that it is organic and free from pesticides.
I assume the native variety are also available in the public markets like Bankerohan and Agdao Public Market.
2. Fruits such as banana, avocado, raspberries and figs.
The first two are abundant and easy to find in the market in Davao while those last two I have mentioned are quite hard to find in here so I will look for other alternatives.
3. Nuts and seeds.
Examples are almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds. There are almonds for sale in the supermarkets. Aside from the commercially packed ones, there are some supermarkets who have this stall section where they have nuts in glass display and you can buy by grams.
There is a store I like in Marfori near Spark Coffee shop. The store is called Croft Bulk Foods. It is where I used to buy almonds, chia seeds and other similar food products. You can buy on budget let’s say P50. Just make sure to bring you own containers to help save the sea and environment from plastic use. They sell bottle containers or you can opt for the brown paper bag for free.
4. Legumes like chick peas, black beans and kidney beans.
You can find them in supermarkets. I have yet to explore and find them in the public markets.
Of course, eat your veggies as they say! There’s cabbage, broccoli, green beans, peas, artichokes, asparagus, brussels sprouts and more. Most of these veggies mentioned are found in our public markets and groceries or supermarkets in Davao City. Best to get the organic kind. I wish more organic farms will flourish in and around Davao to supply our demand for organic and free from harmful pesticide chemicals kind of veggies.
6. Seafood like tuna, salmon and mackerel.
We have a good supply of tuna in Davao and Gensan. There are also canned products on the supermarket and packed ones too. But if you can buy them fresher and cheaper in the public market. Or in Toril fishport perhaps. Century Tuna has canned tuna products.
7. Whole grains such as brown rice and oats.
We have switched to red rice for the mean time.
Hope this list can also help you.
Eat healthy, keep moving and exercise. Live healthy and choose healthy. I hope restaurants will also be consciously be obliged enough to serve healthy dishes without food additives and artificial seasonings, sourcing the organic ingredients and other healthier options. Otherwise, it is best to cook your own food at home and avoid dining out when you are not sure how unhealthy for your health
Share your list and tips too in the comments below.
Have a healthy day in Davao! Leave a comments below if you get to read this.