Re: 2 Questions: Healthiest vegetables? & Risk of vitamin A overdose?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by John Sankey, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. John Sankey

    John Sankey Guest

    Just for the heck of it, I asked my optimization routine which 5
    fresh vegetables by themselves (i.e. eat nothing else) give the best
    balanced diet as measured by NAS RDA's: the answer is corn, onion,
    parsnip, sweet potato and winter squash.

    If you want nutrients per calorie, nothing comes close to spinach.

    Do you consider beans to be a veg? Botanically, they are.
    (Of course, to us tomato is a fruit.)

    For a few other number-based views of nutrition, see
    http://sankey.ws/miscellanea.html
     
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  2. Juhana Harju

    Juhana Harju Guest

    John Sankey wrote:
    :: Just for the heck of it, I asked my optimization routine which 5
    :: fresh vegetables by themselves (i.e. eat nothing else) give the best
    :: balanced diet as measured by NAS RDA's: the answer is corn, onion,
    :: parsnip, sweet potato and winter squash.
    ::
    :: If you want nutrients per calorie, nothing comes close to spinach.

    Nettles?

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    Juhana
     
  3. Juhana Harju

    Juhana Harju Guest

    Juhana Harju wrote:
    :: John Sankey wrote:
    :::: Just for the heck of it, I asked my optimization routine which 5
    :::: fresh vegetables by themselves (i.e. eat nothing else) give the
    :::: best balanced diet as measured by NAS RDA's: the answer is corn,
    :::: onion, parsnip, sweet potato and winter squash.
    ::::
    :::: If you want nutrients per calorie, nothing comes close to spinach.
    ::
    :: Nettles?
    ::
    Kombu seaweed?

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    Juhana
     
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