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Typed all of my food into Fitday last night, out of curiosity. (Ate a cooked soup in the evening as found some leeks and potatoes left over from Christmas week. Didn't want to waste them, and couldn't think of anything raw to do with them, so made a simple soup).
Well, turns out was way more than RDA in calcium, which I thought was very interesting, since I didn't have any dairy (so much for the standard recommendations of 'must have milk/yog/cheese or you'll get osteoporosis!') and low in B vitamins, protein, Vit D (I supplement anyway, given the current weather in the UK), Vit E, and Vit A, but super-high in Vit C and fibre. Moderate intake of iron. Didn't analyse fats, just gave a percentage.
Of course, the Fitday recommended protein intake is referring largely to cooked protein - with raw foods, we assimilate the protein more efficiently, as we don't have to break it down into amino acids before digesting it. (I seem to remember reading that meat eaters only use about 50% of protein from meat anyway?).
Anyways...will look at ways of increasing the things I'm low on. Thinking about it, could've sprinkled Nutritional Yeast on my soup to increase B vits.
Have just googled sources of B vits, and actually, they're in all of the things I eat anyway...oranges, bananas, green veggies, avocados, nuts...according to Livestrong 'increasing the amount of leafy green vegetables eaten will provide a wealth of B vitamins'. Hmmm. Maybe have an extra green leafy salad at dinner?
So, armed with that knowledge, today's food will be:
Same smoothie for breakfast (I'm addicted!). Coconut milk, banana, hemp protein powder, raw cacao, cinnamon and Green Matcha.
Lunch: big green salad with sunflower seed and almond pate (vit E)
Dinner: big bowl of raw carrot and sweet potato soup (vit A). Big green salad, with avocado, toms, cuke, olives, and dressed with my fave dressing of Cool oil, ACV, raw honey, wholegrain mustard and grated garlic.
Will see what Fitday makes of that lot!