I have been drinking lots of kale smoothies with kale, cucumber, celery and avocado. I would think that these smoothies are largely fulfilling my need for vitamins and minerals.
As for macronutrients, I was wondering how grass fed beef jerky and coconut flakes would do together? I definitely don't plan on only eating these two things but I'd like to know what macronutrients these two foods might lack because I was considering buying them for an on-the-go snack.
Grass fed beef jerky would provide a complete protein as well as both saturated and mono/poly unsaturated fats with a pretty good omega 3/6 ratio. All that's left would be carbs (although not essential), which the coconut flakes would provide along with a further dose of saturated fats.
One potential problem is that there should probably be an additional source of omega 3 fatty acids to make up for the not perfect omega 3/6 ratio of the grass fed beef jerky. The only other potential problem that I can think of is the possible need for additional carbs if I happen to be exercising or using a lot of energy. The coconut flakes would barely have any carbs so I was thinking about buying dried berries as well for the optional carb boost.
asked byJeremy_Langford (15)
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on December 15, 2012
at 01:28 PM
I would not assume that your kale smoothies are fulfilling your vitamins and minerals, I'd look up the nutrition data on each and find out for sure. Also, lots of raw kale constantly might not be the healthiest thing, you're going to absorb more from it by cooking it in a fat. Coconut oil or butter would be fine, base it on whichever tastes better to you.
Coconut flakes have VERY little carbs unless you're getting the sweetened ones in which case the carbs are pure sugar, bleh. Tubers are gonna be better than white sugar, think sweet potatoes/potatoes. If you find you need more o3s then just include any seafood. Seafood is going to hook you up with iodine and selenium so is a good idea to include anyways.
Other than that, use the principle of eating whole foods and follow your instincts.