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  • The myth of dietary variety.

    For fun, I dialed-in a diet to see how simply I could meet my dietary requirements. (Yes, for fun. I have a French essay and I'm bored.)
    This is working on the assumption that weekly averages matter more than daily intake.

    The diet:
    -2 bananas
    -300g potato
    -200g lamb's liver
    -8 eggs
    -50-75g sunflower seeds

    Cost: 2-3/day.

    The add-ons: to balance 6:3, increase calcium, vitamin D2 and vitamin K eat fish (bone-in) and either broccoli, spinach or dairy twice a week. (So 100g sardines/kippers twice a week and 300g broccoli twice a week would be a good example.) (+3/week)

    Nutrition:
    -2106kcal
    -121g fat
    -125g protein
    -140g carbs

    Vitamins:
    Vitamin A
    54878IU 1098%

    Vitamin C
    86.6mg 144%

    Vitamin D
    ~136IU ~34%

    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    ~29.7mg ~148%

    Vitamin K
    ~28.1mcg ~35%

    Thiamin
    2.5mg 165%

    Riboflavin
    11.6mg 681%

    Niacin
    45.8mg 229%

    Vitamin B6
    5.2mg 262%

    Folate
    1235mcg 309%

    Vitamin B12
    176mcg 2942%

    Pantothenic Acid
    21.6mg 216%

    Choline
    ~1108mg

    Betaine
    ~30.0mg

    Minerals:
    Calcium
    320mg 32%

    Iron
    33.2mg 184%

    Magnesium
    467mg 117%

    Phosphorus
    2299mg 230%

    Potassium
    3710mg 106%

    Sodium
    1020mg 42%

    Zinc
    20.7mg 138%

    Copper
    22.2mg 1108%

    Manganese
    3.9mg 193%

    Selenium
    401mcg 573%

    Fluoride
    ~171mcg
    --
    Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

    --
    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...
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