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The Vitamin Chronicles: A Day In The Life

 

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You eat healthy, therefor you don’t need to take vitamins, right? …. You could be wrong, and one Vitamin Dose employee discovered how wrong they were today. We challenged everyone to track what they ate for the day and to record the nutrients present in each meal. Here’s what Samantha ate yesterday:

Breakfast: Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio Kind Bar + Hardboiled Egg

Vit. A (55%)

Vit. C (50%)

Calcium (4%)

Iron (9%)

Vit. B2 (5%)

Vit. B6 (7%)

Vit. B12 (10%)

Magnesium (15%)

Zinc (6%)

Lunch: 1/4 avocado, 2 slices tomato, 2 slices mozzarella on 1 slice whole grain bread

Vit B6 (10%)

Magnesium (9%)

Vit. C (12%)

Calcium (43%)

Vit B12 (10%)

Snack: Apple

Vit. C (14%)

Vit B6 (5%)

Magnesium (2%)

Dinner: Eggplant Parmesan with Broccoli Rabe

Vitamin A (28%)

Vitamin C (24%)

Iron (9%)

Vit B6 (10%)

Vitamin C (7%)

Magnesium (12%)

Calcium (20%)

GRAND TOTALS

Vitamin A (83%)

Vitamin C (94%)

Calcium (67%)

Iron (18%)

Vitamin B2 (15%)

Vitamin B6 (32%)

Vitamin B12 (20%)

Magnesium (38%)

Zinc (6%)

From Samantha:

I don’t consider myself a vegetarian by any means, but after looking over a normal eating day for me I realize I’m not getting enough iron and zinc. I eat meat/seafood maybe 2-3 times a week for dinner but that’s clearly not enough – I need to be eating red meat, poultry and seafood every day in order to get those levels up. I’m embarrassed to see that I didn’t get 100% in any of the vitamins/minerals I was tracking for the day. This exercise was a huge reality check for me!

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