Rate my daily smoothie

edited October 2017 in General Nutrition

Hi Everyone,

I input all of the ingredients as best as I could (a few brand's were not listed, probably doesn't matter much) and it says my smoothie is 1083cals and it's 79% of my targets.
I was surprised to see the cals that high I was thinking it was around 650. Glad I now know!

I don't count cals, I adjust based on what I feel I need whether its a weiggt training day or not and the scale and how my pants fit. Very scientific.

I made a video with everything that goes in my smoothie. I wish I knew a way to post all the nutrition info I seen listed on this site. It looks to hit most very well.

I've been taking this for a year and have never felt better. I barely ate veggies before this, and if I did, they would be cooked.

Here is my video if anyone wants to check it out.

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  • edited October 2017

    Upon closely looking at all the bar graphs I see only 2 red areas. Transfat is red due to the chia seeds but it's so minuscule it's okay right?
    The Zinc however is off the charts at 1661%!!! I didn't notice what caused the zinc.

    Is that bad?

  • @Pryme the RDA is listed as 0 for Transfats, so ANY amount of Trans Fats would change that bar to red.
    Your smoothie looks pretty good though :)

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  • I'm wondering about the 1700% zinc! And when I added my multi vit the iron went red too.

  • @Pryme

    Which ingredients in your smoothie are contributing the most zinc?

    The tolerable upper limit is set to 40 mg zinc per day, in part to account for the fact that at high doses, zinc may interfere with copper absorption - Susan has a fantastic blog post coming up soon about this topic, be sure to check it out!

    In general, the body can absorb less iron when stores are full, so in the short term high intakes of iron (greater than 45 mg/day) are not a high risk for toxicity.

    If you find yourself experiencing adverse health symptoms you should definitely speak with your health care professional.

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  • The blog post will be coming out this week!

    In summary, there is a nutrient dance between iron, zinc, and copper. However, I'm not necessarily concerned about the interaction between the 3 provided intake is coming from food, not supplements. I would take a quick peek at your zinc:copper ratio to see if it's near the green. As @Karen_Cronometer mentioned, I would also make sure you aren't getting more than the upper limit for zinc (40 mg).

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  • In just my smoothie and daily vitamins it said I get 7.1mg copper, 54.5 iron and 193.2mg zinc!!! Something is off, yes?

  • @Pryme

    It does sound like something might be entered incorrectly. Maybe double check your ingredients to make sure all ingredients have been entered in the correct portions.

    Also, be sure to read the blog post I just did on the zinc:copper ratio: https://cronometer.com/blog/nutrient-ratios-zinccopper/

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
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  • @Susan_RD_101

    Well it was the wheat grass powder. Crono said 1 heaping tbsp gives me 177mg of zinc!!!! Is this right?

  • No lol

  • @Pryme

    This does seem suspect as that is A LOT of zinc for 1 tbsp and I found a nutrient analysis for a company showing that 100 g of wheat grass only contains .33 mg of zinc (https://www.dynamicgreens.com/en-ca/wheatgrass-juice-nutritional-analysis-en-ca/)

    Is there a nutrition facts label for your wheat grass powder?

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  • I just typed wheat grass powder into cronometer. So it's a problem with that. I will check my wheat grass when I'm home.

  • edited November 2017

    Hi @Pryme ,
    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have looked into our database and found that the entry "Wheatgrass Powder" contains data that is not verifiable.
    Entering a generic food is usually the best course of action to get the most detailed and complete food entries; however, in this case it looks like the entry you used was a false generic entry as it did have a bar code associated with it. I have removed this food from the database, but it will remain in your diary if you have entered it into any recipes or diary entries.
    To see a correct amount of zinc from your wheatgrass powder please enter your specific brand for review in the database and we will enter the correct values or check if your brand is already reviewed in our database by entering the brand name in the search bar.
    Hope this helps!
    Hilary

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  • Hi,

    Thank you very much. The wheat grass I use is by bulk supplements on Amazon. I didn't see it listed when I searched for it. But maybe I missed it.
    Thanks again.

  • Hi @Pryme ,
    You can add custom foods by following these steps: https://cronometer.com/help/foods/#addfood
    After saving your food, you can submit it to us for publication (using the gear menu in the top-right of the food editor).
    Additionally, you can scan the barcode with our barcode scanner feature in the mobile app which makes creating the custom food and submitting a bit easier.

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  • Has anyone come across a database that contains nitrate content of foods. It is supposed to lower blood pressure and is not in the cronometer options.

  • I think it looks healthy and tasty.
    Proportions...look fine.👍

  • @mparham

    Tracking nitrates is somewhat challenging since there is a lot of variability in food. Most elite athletes who use nitrate as an erogenic aid purchase it in supplement form (i.e. beet juice) vs. relying on it through food.

    Nitrates work to lower blood pressure by relaxing arteries (which also helps to increase the delivery of oxygen to working muscles). You may find this article useful: https://www.sportsdietitians.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/120411-Nitrates.pdf

    Also, note that nitrates in meat are NOT the same as those contained in vegetables. When nitrates are added to meat, they interact with the protein to create compounds that have been linked to cancer. So stay away from those deli meats!

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
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  • No processed meats for me anymore

  • @MBK ! Very happy to hear. :smiley:

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