Hidden-nutrient hack (useful for iodine)
I've been on Cronometer long enough to lose 30 pounds and gain fitness and balance my diet. Thanks, Cronometer and the friendly informative staff who answer questions so promptly!
One thing that has bothered me is that nutrition information is not always complete (mostly not Cronometer's fault). Lately I have come to understand the vital importance of iodine in one's diet, after finally starting to pay attention to the nutrient balance scales at the bottom of Cron Gold. I became worried I was chronically deficient in iodine until I went online and looked up the iodine contents in foods and found out that I was getting a very good amount from what I was eating.
This may have already been discussed in this forum (I haven't seen it) but here's my ridiculousy easy nutrient hack for iodine (which can be adapted for other nutrients as well):
- Look up the iodine content of frequently-eaten foods.
- Set up a custom food in Cronometer for each food, call it "Iodine in 1 [cup or ounce - or gram or whatever you use] of [that food]" and enter only the amount of iodine in that food for that measurement.
- Every time you eat the food, after entering that food in the diary call up "iodine" in the search box and it will pull up all the iodine foods you have customized. Choose the one with that food, adjust the measurement to the size of your portion, and voila - you now get credit for Iodine in your diary.