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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: Nutrient density and vegan diet design
Date: July 17, 2010 at 11:06 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Nutrient density and vegan diet design posted by Lee H on July 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm:

>>>Thank you, Jeff, for your quick response.

You are welcome!

>>>By a "fruitarian" diet, I was referring only to the flesh of sweet succulent fruits like banana, mango etc. Would such a diet provide adequate nutrients, and if not can you suggest what should be the maximum fruit-component of a diet while still obtaining sufficient nutrients from non-fruit sources?

a) As there are so many options and variations in how this may be done, my recommendation to you would be for you to do the analysis yourself by entering the diet you are thinking about into a nutritional analysis software. This is the one I recommend..

http://spaz.ca/cronometer/

b) there are many foods that are extremely high in nutrient density and many that are higher in nutrient density than fruit, so my concern is not that one creates a diet adhering to any philosophy, but that one creates a diet that is nutritionally adequate. This can be done with varying amounts of fruit including none.

>>>Regarding the RDA etc tables for children, is it the FNIC site you recommend as a source?

Opps sorry! Here you go..

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1342&placement_default=0

In Health
Jeff

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