Data on grams of protein, fats, carbohydrates (sugars,
starches, fiber), vitamins, minerals, amino acids,
etc. --- in various foods.
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This NUTRITION-DATA LINKS page
! NOTE !
Like most 'LINKS' pages on the web, there will, no doubt,
be more and more dead links on this page over time.
It may be years at a time before I return to this page to
remove dead links and replace some links with better links.
In the meantime, try 'WEB SEARCH' links provided on this page.
This 'food pyramid' is 'BROKEN' because
all the starchy foods are at the base of
the pyramid --- as if they are the
most important foods on which a
healthy diet should be based. WRONG!
Vegetables, fruits, and protein foods
should be the foundation --- as the
person who marked up this 'classic'
food pyramid was trying to suggest.
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - at
(Much of the data at the nutritiondata.self.com site
below comes from this U.S. Department of Agriculture site.
It has a search option much like the one at
nutritiondata.self.com . Select a food category, then
enter a food name and click the search button.
NAL = National Agricultural Library)
Nutrition Facts data - at
(This site has the standard data of 'Nutrition Facts'
food labels, for 1000's of foods. The foods are in
categories, such as fruits, vegetables,
legumes[peas and beans], meats, nuts-and-seeds, etc.
Much more data, such as
- bar-chart-like images of 'essential proteins' content,
- data on types of sugars and fats in the foods,
- moisture content of foods,
- more precise data than the data on food labels.
The food 'Search' at the top of each page can be used
to view all foods within a category. To do so, simply
select that category and click on the 'Search' button
without entering a food name.)
Find foods by nutrient - at
(You can use this page to find foods with highest or
lowest concentrations of specific nutrients. For example,
generate a list of low-carbohydrate foods, or
identify foods from a particular category that are
high in protein and low in fat.)
Nutrition Facts - at
(Here is another site that has copious 'Nutrition Facts'
data, by food category. But it is no more precise than
food labels --- and this site lacks the additional data
provided at nutritiondata.self.com. You can use this as
a 'backup' data source.)
Finland Food Composition Database - at
Australia Nutrient Table Database (NUTTAB) - at
www.foodstandards.gov.au/ science/ monitoringnutrients/ nutrientables/ nuttab/ Pages/ default.aspx
A Danish list of Links to Food Composition Data around the World - at
United Nations International Directory of Food Composition Databases - at
(FAO = Food and Agriculture Organization)
Natural Healing with Dr. Richard Schulze - at
(Some interesting data on what the typical, overweight
American eats --- 12 cows/lifetime --- 3,000 chickens
Look for a keyword like 'average' or 'chicken'.)
Low fat diet-recipes-food - at
("Another piece of dietary theory from the 1960's and '70's, now
clearly shown to be misguided, is that because fats contain
nine calories per gram and carbohydrates contain four calories
per gram, we will lose weight by replacing fats with carbohydrates."
The fact is that non-fiber carbohydrates, i.e. starches, are long
chains of sugars that become unhealthy tri-glycerides in your
blood stream. And starchy carbs are not as filling as fats.)
A Low Carb Diet That Can Save Your Life - at
A Carbohydrate 'Cycling' Diet - at
www.bodybuildingforyou.com/ articles-submit/ ghf/ understanding-low-carb-diet4.htm
How to Lose Weight in a Sedentary Lifestyle - at
Wikipedia - Low Carb Diet description - at
Wikipedia - Nutrition: Whole Plant Food Diet - at
Diet of 'The Diet Joke' Book - at
www.amazon.com/Diet-Joke-Lisa-Pedace/ dp/ 0982340419/ ?tag=eded-20
(See the Amazon 'customer reviews'.)
17 Funny Diet Quotes - at
(Example: "You're allowed to eat anything you want, but
you must eat it with naked fat people.")
We've Got to Stop Eating Like This - at
archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/ fortune_archive/ 2003/ 02/ 03/ 336436/ index.htm
("What will it take to transform our diet on a national scale? ...
The problem is huge and depressingly simple: ... the USDA estimates that
the average American consumes roughly 2,750 calories per day--a full
Big Mac beyond its recommendation of 2,200 calories for most children,
teenage girls, active women, and sedentary men." Read more.)
It is hard to decide which articles to put here. There are so many
crappy articles on diet --- and there are so many
newspaper / magazine / other web sites that are loaded with
annoying popups and other nonsense that make their pages load
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Page was created in 2006 Jul.
Page was changed 2010 Aug 09.
Page was changed 2015 Jun 25. (Removed dead links to the old Google
and Yahoo 'web-directories'. Added 'WEB SEARCH' links. Added some
links. Removed some dead links.)
to handle text-size for smartphones, esp. in portrait orientation.)