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Webpage to count minerals and vitamins?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Is there a webpage where you can enter the food you eat on a typical day to see the amount of vitamins and minerals you're consuming?

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There are some things that are not in the site's database, coconut flour being one of them, but I looked up the info and added it in to my foods. Now, every time I enter a recipe with coconut flour, it's information is included in the analysis. I also sent an email requesting that it be included in their database.

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I've found sparkpeople to be very good as well. We could probably set up a paleo group on there, in fact, there probably already are a few. But it's true, you really have to ignore a lot of the advice in the articles they send you, and I find that the parameters reset even if I specify custom ones.

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on July 09, 2012
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Sparkpeople.com is good, if you ignore all the crappy advice on the site.

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on July 09, 2012
at 03:13 AM

I've found sparkpeople to be very good as well. We could probably set up a paleo group on there, in fact, there probably already are a few. But it's true, you really have to ignore a lot of the advice in the articles they send you, and I find that the parameters reset even if I specify custom ones.

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on July 09, 2012
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I've found http://cronometer.com/ to be the best one. Not just for it's user-friendly interface, but for the ability to tweak your nutritional parameters.

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on July 09, 2012
at 01:15 PM

I've tried using different sites. I've been curious on levels of certain vitamins I get from the diet. I've found a few issues though. First off, accurately tracking them. It's one thing to have actual labels you can put in, but when using database entries often times this stuff isn't specified or even inaccurate.

Another issue is absorbtion. Obviously the easiest way is to just measure what we take in, but it's a very inexact way to determine how much of the vitamins we're actually taking in. For this reason, it's very difficult to directly correlate dietary intake, even if you have exact numbers, and use it to determine deficiency or supplementation plans.

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on July 09, 2012
at 12:36 PM

I use nutritiondata.self.com. I am able to put in an entire recipe and see the breakdown per serving. I experiment a lot in the kitchen and was amazed by how quickly everything adds up when you throw a little of this and a little more of that into the pot.

I use cronometer.com for individual foods or if I'm faced with a dilemma while eating out. Thank goodness for my Paleo smartphone. =)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 09, 2012
at 12:41 PM

There are some things that are not in the site's database, coconut flour being one of them, but I looked up the info and added it in to my foods. Now, every time I enter a recipe with coconut flour, it's information is included in the analysis. I also sent an email requesting that it be included in their database.

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