Vegan chasing vitamin and nutrient targets
New to Cronometer.
I’m Vegan and working on my diet to eliminate all but absolutely necessary supplements.
One of the things I’m not able to gauge is what I’m getting from an unlimited supply of what we call “spa water” at work.
This is nonsparkling mineral water and fruits/herbs that is in large inverted bottles from which you can draw a full flask or glass as often as you want.
Each day there is a variety of versions - slices of orange, lemon or grapefruit with bunches of mint or rosemary etc soaking in the water.
The water you can see contains small fragments of the fruit - ie it is definitely “in” the water you consume.
They put little tags next to the dispensers like:
“Orange & Mint
Improves digestion & helps with detoxification”
I’m basically managing my daily hydration this way - I drink about 5L of these a day. As well as plain water and green tea depending on where I am working or training.
What I am trying to get my head around is how to know how much some of the fruit and herb will contribute to Vit C, fibre and such which is not being captured by my entries in foods or counting these drinks as plain water.
Any ideas. Or do I just accept it is impossible to know and therefore just treat it as hydration?