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PeaCounter.com – Diet Analysis

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I was urged by my most wonderful sister-in-law, an avid user of PeaCounter.com, to remind my readers of its existence. It is the website I created for diet analysis, but has many features:

• Look up the nutrient amounts as listed by the USDA Nutrient Database for specific foods.

• Look up the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for a given nutrient.

• Calculate caloric requirements, physical activity level, and body mass index (BMI).

• Convert measurements for height, weight, vitamin D, cholesterol, vitamin B12, energy, ideal body weight, BMI.

• Create a list of foods eaten in one day and compare nutrient amounts to daily recommendations.

• Create up to 10 free meal plans per user account.

Click here to check it out: PeaCounter.com

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Ginny Messina: Muscle Mass in Old Age and VFL Food Guide

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

[Erratum from yesterday's post on Vitamin A: The amount of vitamin A in the chart at VeganHealh.org in mangoes was listed as 181 for 1 cup. I copied the amount from the wrong column - it is actually 89 for 1 cup.]

Commenting on a report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), Ginny Messina, MPH, RD has an interesting post on retaining muscle and bone mass in older age, Staying Strong on a Vegan Diet: Protein and Muscles.

Ginny also has added the Food Guide 4 Vegans from our book, Vegan For Life, to her website, which provides a convenient way, especially for new vegans, to see how to eat in order to meet all the nutrition requirements.

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