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12-06-2009, 05:43 AM
does anyone know where I could find a list of all vitamin deficiencies and find out the foods to avoid those deficiencies?
I have found this so far.
List of nutrition deficiencies
- Essential fatty acids
- Folic acids
- Pantothenic acid (B5)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
12-06-2009, 06:56 AM
Um... I never thought about deficinecy of any kind when I went raw, only about ALL my body was NOW getting which was WAY MORE nutrients than before.
I dont have a list but someone might. Best to you on meeting your needs! Raw does it!
12-06-2009, 09:34 AM
If you focus on deficiency, you'll get deficiency.
If you focus on abundance, you'll have abundance.
12-06-2009, 08:14 PM
I think it's a legitimate request. If nothing else, showing people you can get 99.99% of all nutrients and then some on a raw food diet helps to put their worries at ease.... Raw food, if done properly (more than just nuts and dried fruit) will more than nourish you.
There are definitely "plant based" vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, and E, that will not be a problem on any reasonable raw food diet.
Then there are:
Iron, Calcium, Magnesium - leafy greens like kale, spinach, arugula and dandelion... (leafy greens are the most nutritious food hands down and eating enough of them will not only keep you from deficiencies but make up for your past ones).
B12 - Kombucha tea, raw cheese, and artificial supplements (I do take not take supplements except for a B12 every once in a while to stay on top of things.) Contrary to popular belief, it is rather hard to get B12 from spirulina and yeast. Again, this is the only one to watch out for.
Iodine, Sodium - since iodized salt is not really raw, and since it gives you both of these, I reccommend a little dried seaweed sprinkled over your salads. I am a big fan of dulse flakes.
Vitamin D - get sunlight. every day. it will help with depression, too.
12-07-2009, 08:50 AM
Take a look at this list. It may help.
This is for minerals
12-07-2009, 11:04 AM
I wondered the same thing i recommend these 2 sites...
1.whfoods.com - website where you can search each food and it will breakdown how much of each vitamin and mineral it contains and much more!
2. Fitday.com - You can sign up for a free account and input everything you eat during the day and it will breakdown the vitamins and minerals you are getting and not getting. Also great fro tracking calories and weight loss if thats your thing...
12-10-2009, 01:50 AM
thanks everyone for sharing your input.
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