Category Archives: Healthy Resources

What are you really eating?

Ever wonder the nutritional value of the foods your are eating?

( Or what make them less valuable…lol)  is a a great website that I used for many projects as a student studying my Nutrition and Dietetics degree.

In 1996 Chris Hewes and Jim Painter PhD RD (Registered Dietitian) developed the Nutrition Analysis Tool (NAT) found on at the University of Illinois in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

You can add in all the ingredients from a recipe, or the items of a meal, and the program brings out the nutritional value. It gives very detailed information so you get the whole picture.

There are other nutrient analysis websites, this is just one I am familiar with, which is reputable and very user friendly.

It’s great! I even used it for my chili recipe! (example see below)

Nutrient Total    
Calories 177.28    
Pro (g) 22.07    
Fat (g) 1.19    
Carb (g) 33.01    
Fiber (g) 20.86    
Cal (mg) 51.57    
Iron (mg) 3.88    
Na (mg) 32.67    
Pot (mg) 683.03    
Phos (mg) 207.02    
Ash (g) 1.88    
vitA (IU) 1586.5    
vitC (mg) 79.93    
Thia (mg) 0.26    
Ribo (mg) 0.14    
Nia (mg) 1.47    
H2O % 71.93    
satF (g) 0.12    
monoF (g) 0.09    
polyF (g) 0.33    
Chol (mg) 0

Reputable Nutrition Resources

When navigating the internet it is very difficult to find reputable nutrition information. There are many people claiming to have “the cure” for any problem imaginable, however do not hold credentials (such as MD, RD, etc.) or provide information proven by research; they are also not required to abide by any ethical standards because they do not belong to a college of health professionals.

Below are some websites which can provide research based nutrition information:

Dietitians of Canada
Eat Right Ontario
American Dietetic Association