If you’re curious about protein bars, eating the right macronutrients, or the difference between a squat and a lunge, you’ve come to the right place! This week’s Q & A features some great info about both diet and exercise that’ll hopefully help keep you healthy and strong.
Here’s the short list of questions based on topic:
Question #1 | Best Macronutrient Distribution For Fat Loss
Question #2 | Swimming To Get Lean
Question #3 | Best Nutrition Database Website
Question: What site can you recommend to find out nutri-facts for veggies and fruits as they don’t have labels.
I know there are plenty out there, but I was hoping you’d know a trust worthy one.
Thanks. – Milad
Answer: @milad – My favorite is Nutrition Data, which is owned by Conde Naste. The information in Nutrition Data’s database comes from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The downside is after inputting the specific food item into the search bar and clicking “search”, you will need to filter the results by choosing either “vegetables and vegetable products” for veggies or “fruits and fruit juices” for fruits. These filters are located right under the phrase “Narrow Your Search”. The other thing about the database is that it has great detail including calorie information for veggies raw, cooked, or fruits with skin and without skin for example. I don’t mind this extra detail, but some find it too much. If anyone else has any other databases they like that may be more simple, please chime in!
– Marc (Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT)