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01-16-2007, 08:42 PM
I just found the COOLEST website ever. Cool for me at least cause I love nutrition a lil too much. But since you guys are pretty rational, you'll most likely really like this website too.
If you've ever wanted to know the nutirtional facts of white mushrooms, california figs, swiss chard (found it), persimmons, anything, its here.
They break it down for you into 6 main sections:
1. Nutrition facts (like you see on the back of boxes and stuff)
2. Moisture Content
3. Caloric Ratio Pyramid
"This symbol shows how the Calories in this food are distributed between the different macronutrients, and can help you identify foods that best match certain diet plans, such as low-fat, low-carb, high-protein, or balanced-ratio."
4. Nutrient Balance Indicator
"This symbol illustrates the density of essential nutrients in this food, and can help you create meals that are healthier and more nutritionally balanced."
5. Nutritional Target Map
"This symbol maps this food in relation to common nutritional goals. Foods closer to the upper right corner are Better Choices for healthy weight loss, while foods closer to the lower right corner are Better Choices for healthy weight gain."
6. Their opinion that rates the food, in stars, for weight loss, optimal health, and weight gain.
Hope you guys have fun!
Here it is: http://www.nutritiondata.com
01-16-2007, 10:12 PM
WOW! That's quite a find! However, since going raw, I don't worry about calories, the nutritional content, etc. of foods. As long as each day I have foods of color - greens, and fruits, I'm doing fine.
But it will be nice to have on hand in case some SAD eater questions me. Don't you all love being questioned? I throw the questions right back at them... :p
01-17-2007, 12:45 AM
I agree. I never cared about calories and such. I like knowing about the vitamins and minerals in em though. But the reason why I really like this is for those who are curious about giving raw a try and ask "where can I find whats in the fruits and veggies" the "does any one have a nutritional research on this" stuff. I remember reading through the archives and seeing similar requests. I think a database like this would be really helpful for those who want to give raw a try. Because they can also see the difference between cooked and raw nutritionally too.
=] I haven't really been questioned yet.
01-17-2007, 08:54 AM
Thanks SnowNoir! I love this site! The best and most helpful section for me is the information on the inflammation inducing tendancies of foods. This is especially good info for dealing with people who have inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lupus, etc.
Invaluable! Thanks again.
Gotta go now...Tyra will be on with Alissa in 4 minutes!!! :D
01-17-2007, 09:32 AM
Thank you so much for posting this. Although most raw eaters don't keep track of cals I still sorta do. I have been looking for a site like this all week! :p
01-17-2007, 09:36 AM
I would like to thank you as well. I love these kind of things. :)
01-17-2007, 09:47 AM
While most who are raw stop worring aboout this kind of thing it is a blessing for newbies! I put this in my favorite list right away and then copied and pasted to several friends who are always asking me where will I get .... from or how will I know if my kids have enough....
This will allow them to find their own answer and gain more comfort while transitioning to raw or high raw.
01-17-2007, 10:15 AM
I'm very courious about nutrition.
Raw Paleo Diet (http://www.rawpaleoforum.com)
01-17-2007, 10:52 AM
I would like to thank you as well. I love these kind of things. :)
me too. for a while I was thinking of becoming a nutritionist.
01-17-2007, 11:21 AM
Oh my .... I looooooooooooove reading about nutrition...I'm into my 5th month eating raw and I still like confirmation as to what I'm eating...someday this may change but for now....I loooooooooove seeing what my green smoothie really had in it nutriient wise...
I may be hate'n you (smiles) because I do get obsessed with stuff like this...weeeeeeeeeee!!! a new toy...thanks!
01-18-2007, 03:52 PM
Please don't hate me Elaine. :p
I'm soo glad that you guys found this helpful and that some of you are as excited/nerdy as I am about these kinda things.
VibinOnLife!, I didn't even notice that section! Haa haa. There is really sweet stuff further down the page. =]
01-18-2007, 04:19 PM
I really love this site! Thanks for posting snownoir!
Crazy Healer Lady
01-18-2007, 09:05 PM
Thanks for this!! YAHOO!
01-18-2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks Snownoir, something to send out as a link to people!
Speaking of liking nutrition a little bit too much, I got called a 'food geek' couple of days ago. I think that's hilarious!
I live and socialise with geeks, so I think it was a compliment!
01-19-2007, 09:42 AM
me too. for a while I was thinking of becoming a nutritionist
I think this would be wonderful to study as well. To become your own nutritionist, researching it and taking classes in your spare time, could be a first step maybe?
01-19-2007, 11:13 AM
it is very good, only I wonder how quick they are with updating new facts?
Example: I have read that avocado's contain a lot of lycopene
(for your eyes!) but that's not coming back in a search at nutritiondata.com
* second example: there is no analysis of wheatgrass.....
And there are more examples.
www.whfoods.com is very good, but read there strange criteria to select foods
k regards, LL
01-19-2007, 09:29 PM
The lycopene avocado link isn't that avocados have lycopene in it, but they better help the absorption of lycopene by the body. This is because of how rich they are in monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. Just like the body needs magnesium to absorb calcium efficiently, the fats in avos improve the absorption of not only lycopene but all carotenoids too. So be careful when looking for certain things from food. Be sure you understand what you heard. =] And there is wheatgrass on there. Its in juice form from Jamba Juice, but they sprout their own and clip in front of you and juice it straight once you order it. =] So you got your two things there LightLover.
From www.astaxanthin.org (A biochemical properties site)
"Carotenoids are a class of natural fat-soluble pigments found principally in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria, where they play a critical role in the photosynthetic process... Carotenoids are responsible for many of the red, orange, and yellow hues of plant leaves, fruits, and flowers, as well as the colors of some birds, insects, fish, and crustaceans. Some familiar examples of carotenoid coloration are the oranges of carrots and citrus fruits, the reds of peppers and tomatoes."
I'm glad you guys are finding this usefull!
01-22-2007, 09:15 AM
Hi Snownoir (nice name!)
whfoods.com say avocado's contain much lutein:
Not only are avocados a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids including oleic acid, which has recently been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer, but it is also a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein; it also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E).
* and somehow I think they are more updated than nutritiondata.com
* Thanks for the info about Jamba Juice, I don't think many users do know that this is a kind of wheatgrass juice, when they are looking for the latter in nutritiondata.com
01-22-2007, 11:01 AM
Wow thanks for posting this! I love it!
I just recently joined sparkpeople.com to keep track of my calories, nutrients & fat intake so this is a great site to use with it! I was one of those people who gained weight on raw so sparkpeople.com is helping me enormously! Plus it gives me my own personalised workout schedule with simple excercises I can do at hom! I am so hooked on it! :D
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