for an assignment i have to do this semester at uni have to conduct an 8 day food record (of everything we eat) and then analyse it for the nutrient content.
i am mostly superhero, and i love it. eating fresh, local, as organic as i can foods is so fun and makes me feel uber amazing.
its gonna be so cool sto see what the actual nutritional content of the foods in this diet are- that said the program we use to do this probably doesnt know what the hell umeboshi vinegar is. hopefully the conducting of this will prove how awesome this lifestyle is, and prove theres no vitamins, minerals etc that we're missing!
i was thinking of following the meal plan suggested for superheros in the kind diet book, or something similar
yeah once its done il definitely share the info with you guys. it wont be finished for a while though, at least a couple weeks.
tara- i think my biggest issue is too much salt as well. apparently though its not very uncommon. most of the population apparently consumes over the recommended amount of sodium everyday-and i can see why. its in everything-sort of like how sugars in almost everything. its hard to avoid. how much salt is in miso? im really curious to find out. i love the stuff.
the program we're using is kinda limited to the foods it contains, but gave it a go with yesterdays food. i had a lot of fresh fruit ,loadsa veggies (some roasted, some steamed, some raw) brown rice, beans, oatmeal, nuts ,seeds, water,green tea and rice dream rice milk
i found that i met the vitamin/mineral requirements for most except for calcium and b12. b12-well we all know why this is for b12-only found in animal products (we know its really made by bacteria). my supplement covers that.
however my calcium wasn't high enough. the only reason it was somewhat meeting the 1000mg requirement is because of the supplemented rice milk i had.
that said, this is only one days worth of food, some days i have tofu, tahini, and other foods high in calcium, my intake will fluctuate. but do you guys think that we really need 1000mg a day? or dp you think that this is a myth put out due to the dairy industry telling us we need dairy/calcium to prevent osteoporosis and that we really don't need as much as all that. lots of asian countries do not consume dairy for calcium and they are not collapsing into piles of splintered bones, as alicia so nicely puts it in her book. i saw at a review of studies to do with bonehealth/calcium/dairy intake (by neal barnard) and they concluded the most important factor was not calcium intake, but exercise.