Well, Iíve got a bunch of stuff to do today, but itís mostly bill paying and paperwork, so I guess Iíll have to exercise.
Here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1298343 , Shield_Maiden says, ďYes daiya tastes closest to cheese, but its also made of tapioca which is really bad.Ē
And yet here: Is It Primal? Ė Sprouts, Agave Nectar, Tapioca and Other Foods Scrutinized | Mark's Daily Apple , Mark says:
Which is just one reason why I recently advised a newby in PM that she should most likely stay away from the forums for a couple of months and just use the articles and links that can be found at the Start Here button until she gets her bearings.Tapioca
Iíve covered tapioca flour in a previous Dear Mark post, in which I gave it a relatively clean bill of health. Tapioca is simply purified cassava starch, with basically everything else removed. My original pronouncement hasnít changed much. Itís fine as far as starches go, if youíre active and using the carbs. I wouldít go overboard with it, especially if it comes in pudding or boba tea form, but itís definitely a ďsafe starch.Ē
The major downside is that itís just starch. Itís extremely low in anti-nutrients, sure, but it contains almost no nutrients, either. The biggest claims to fame of a cup of the stuff are 2% of the RDI for folate and 2.4 mg of iron. It wonít do you much harm, but it wonít do you much good, unless all youíre after is glucose.
And because I like counting things, and Excel worksheets are almost as fun as new notebooks, I compared three sources of protein to see how they stacked up money and calorie wise. In the back of my mind is almost always the ďhow do we nourish poor people on the $6.45/day the govt gives them for foodstamps,Ē but this was for me also, just because I like comparing stuff like this. What I found:
The calories are pretty much moot as from lowest to highest is only a 36-calorie difference which Iíd probably burn off just cooking the burger. The cost is interesting in that the beef would leave you only about 46c/day to eat your other food.
Of course itís not so simple because unless you buy pure whey (which Iíll add to the comparison eventually, and which is more expensive than the two protein drinks), the protein drinks have added stuff. So you have to decide if a little soy lecithin is going to bother you. Also, the burger gives you a nice amount of fat even using 95/5 lean ground beef.
Ack. Of course, once I thought of the two whey powders Iíve been thinking about, I had to add them to the comparison for this:
This changes things up a bit. Now the spread between the lowest and highest calorie sources is 92 calories. Still and all, 92 calories per day wouldnít be a decider for me unless I was doing some kind of a crash thing. And since my body isnít 23 anymore, Iím not going to do that ever again. The Raw Organic whey is so out of line price-wise, that unless I was a bodybuilder, I wouldnít even consider it. The Blue Bonnet looks pretty good as supplements go. Itís got a reasonable caloric load for 85 grams of protein, and is still a nice savings over the ground beef.
But when push comes to shove, Iíll haz the burger please.
Sundayís food: Coffee w/coconut and MCT oil. A ground lamb meatloaf.