I am new to tracking food values. Since I now know that too much can be dangers to my health, I would like to know if foods with vitamins added are absorb by the body the same as food with vitamins already naturally in. If a food claims to have 100% or 30% etc. of some mineral (usually based on 2000 cal die; I am only 1350 cal diet) is that the the percent absorb or because it is not naturally the absorption is less than stated. I've heard different information. Am I really getting too much vitamins from my cereal
I love Total Raisin Bran. I normally add a oz of almonds to it. I have it as a trail mix snack. Before I join SP I was like wow all my daily value in 1 bowl plus it taste great. To me that was a win win.
Now that I am using SP Food Track I notice that every time eat it or some of my other vitamin added foods that I love, my even though my calories, protein, carbs and fat are on target, my other nutrients are over especially my calcium and iron are over.
The other day I had Total with almonds, low fat milk. spinach and grilled chicken salad, salmon, broccoli and cheese rice. My calcium was through the roof.
I realize that having my raisin bran now and then won't hurt. However since most nutrition info in base on 2000 cal. I am just trying to figure out where my limit is. How can I eat it without going over. I don't want too switch brands.
Also can you drink too much water I drink about 8 - 14 cups a day
Thanks for any information and suggestion. If there are other post just point me to them.
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