Saturday, December 19, 2015

Micronutrition with Spartan Supper: Giving your body what it needs to perform it's best.

I posted earlier about Macronutrition; the Protien, Carbohydrates, and fats that fuel your internal industries.

You CAN survive off just carbs protiens and fats, but you probably won't live very long, and if you aren't getting vitamins and minerals, you will probably get scurvy or have a stroke. Remember that old saying, “Put a rainbow of foods on your plate”? No? Maybe it was just my mom, but she had a point.

Your body needs a whole lot more than carbs, protien, and fat to run efficiently. Vitamins, and minerals, and trace elements oh my! You need:

Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, AND Vitamin A,Vitamin B6, B12, D, E, K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin Folate Pantothenic Acid, Bitoin, Choline, AND MORE!

28+ things to keep track of and intake every few days? My goodness this food thing is getting complicated! No wonder everyone has cancer! Nobody taught us to cook/eat well! This needs to change.

I started putting together foods that went well together AND were nutritionally complete, but this can take a lot of time, and you have to buy two weeks worth of the same meal for you to not have much waste. So you'd better have/get a chest freezer! I like chest freezers because hot air rises and cold air falls. When you open the freezer doors in a conventional stand up freezer, the cold air falls to your feet and room temperature air rushes into the freezer to fill the space. When you shut the door the compressor has to kick back on to remove the heat you added to the freezer when you opened the door and all the cold air fell out. With a chest freezer you have a box of cold air you reach into from the top. Some cold air may be displaced when you open the door from the top, but it cant fall out. YOU SAVE MOST OF THAT LOST COLD AIR!. I wrote a post about how you can turn a chest freezer into a chest frigerator. You can read it HERE.



I found a website called Spartan Supper. A program that will crawl the US Agriculture National Nutrient Database For Standard Reference and assemble one day's worth of food based on your needs. It also keeps the nutrients in the Goldilocks zone so you don't eat too much or too little of each nutrient!

It is currently in development so they need you to follow them on twitter, and share a link with your friends so they can launch a kickstarter to make the program more user friendly!

You should check it out and check back often to see if there are any changes!

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