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Nutrition Notes-to-Self

Friday, February 03, 2017

This week, I've been watching how I'm doing with my fiber, potassium, and calcium intake (nutrients i tend to be notoriously low in).

Something I've learned is that coconut water and v-8 add significant amounts of these. V-8 adds Calcium and fiber, while both V8 and C.W. add lots of potassium! (AND for minimal calories, comparatively speaking)

A side benefit is that they're filling and i just feel so darned good drinking them!!!

I also used to think that raspberries and blueberries were fairly comparable in nutrient value --- but look at the difference in fiber and net carbs!

raspberries (1/2 pt) 18gm carb - 11 fiber = 7 net carbs

blueberries (1/2 pt) 28gm carb - 5 gm fiber = 23 net carbs

Blueberries do have significant nutritional value (after all, they ARE a colorful fruit!), but in the future, I think I'll probably be choosing raspberries as my staple, with blueberries as an occasional treat.

Who knew!
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    I had no idea about the difference in the carb content of these two. Makes sense. emoticon
    1389 days ago
    I love the spicy V8 juice. Way to pay attention to how your body feels when you drink and eat differently.
    1394 days ago
    I wonder if it is the seeds in the raspberries that add all the fiber. I like both, but have a hard time finding raspberries here. Thanks for sharing!
    1395 days ago
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