Nutrition Facts Questions
Why don't nutrition labels have reflect what's on the websites and peoples references like nutritiondata.self? For example the almonds I eat don't list anything about Vitamin E or Magnesium in them? According to... (more)
I've looked it up on the US government nutrition database and the Canadian. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find the nutrition data for the berries? I'm trying to keep accurate logs on my Cron-o-meter and I recently found a source of the... (more)
I am watching The Weight of the Nation... I am watching part 2 but they have all 4 parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLv0Vsegmoo&feature=relmfu Am I crazy or are they lying to the nation again about nutrition? I would love to hear your... (more)
I've been using the free online version of Cron-o-meter but am not happy with the features. What's the best food journal? Ideally, I'm looking for something Web-based that's free that allows you to track: Micronutrients like Vitamin C,... (more)
I love the fresh foodstuff in Asian grocers. But I can't find any nutritional data on them at all. Sweet Thai basil, galangal, Chinese mustard greens, etc.
Many of us are big fans of bone broth. I've been making it for a couple years now with nothing more than grass-fed beef bones, a bit of vinegar, and a 48-hour simmer. We know that the gelatin content is a reason in of itself to consume the stuff,... (more)
Hello everyone, Lately I've been trying to do some research into chicken and beef broth, but there seems to be very little documentation on their nutritional content. I consume a lot of this because I am more susceptible to joint problems than... (more)
I recently started a food log just out of pure curiosity. I usually have an idea of what I eat and try to keep my non-paleo meals to a max of 3 per week. I am keeping a food log for a month and wanted to know if you ever kept a log and what format... (more)
I have always loved the taste of quinces. Unfortunately, if one finds quinces in Belgium, people always made them very sweet with honey, or made jam with them. Now that is not really paleo. But I recently discovered that they are delicious if you... (more)
I know many of you probably don't weigh or measure you're food... but I'm just anal like that. Anyway when I look up the nutrition facts of meat, I usually see the following four results (using top sirloin as an example): Beef, top sirloin,... (more)
We know that the nutrition of what we eat has to do with what that food consumed for growth and functioning and the resulting composition (this is not limited to animal products). Maybe I missed this somewhere but I'm curious if anyone has any... (more)
Dylan, Your question is something I've been wondering about also. For example, when we read a nutrition label on a package of plain frozen spinach, where does the nutritional content info come from? When was the nutritional content measured,... (more)
I realize that some people don't look at nutrition data at all, and that is wonderful, but I find that I do better when I check a few times a week to see how well I am eating. I have used Fit Day in the past but it seems so slow and cumbersome. ... (more)
This just hit me like a ton of bricks: It struck me that anything required by law to have a Nutrition Facts Label should in fact be avoided according to Paleo principles. It seems like only processed foods are required to have Nutrition Facts... (more)
Received the following email from my fitness instructor (who I get along very well with btw) this morning and a part of me cringed when I realised that the email most likely went out to all his clients. Up until now we've been respectfully... (more)
I don't think he's going to believe anything you tell him anyway. I would probably reply to him though, because I can't usually help myself in situations like that. I would tell him that you appreciate the attempt to help you out with nutrition,... (more)
In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)
Eh I do a blend of both. As much as I would love to eat all whole/real foods, I do enjoy my almond milk and a few random things that require checking labels. For the most part it's meat, fat and veggies..but heck, I ain't perfect.
We are experts in the omega-three content of grass-fed beef; we know how much PUFA is in our macadamia nut oil; and how much potassium is in our avocados. But where does this information come from? It seems like maybe we don't think about that... (more)
I am on a journey towards being the healthiest I can be. Switching up my diet to fit my new lifestyle. Does anybody know of any legit good books on the everything about nutrients(101), how they affect us, and also if it's possible to overdose on... (more)
Any good and reliable sources of nutritional information on the Internet? Also interested in mineral content (including trace elements, if any), not only fat/protein/carbohydrate. What sites do you use and recommend?
Skipthepie.org is very comprehensive. Doesnt have every food though, but has the most detail info ive found (such as fatty acid breakdowns, carb breakdowns, vitamins, minerals etc)