Beer and B12

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You’ve heard that vitamin B12 is only found in animal foods, but did you know that beer also contains vitamin B12?

In fact, beer is rich in many of the B vitamins!

It is often easy to overlook the vitamins and minerals in beer because most alcohol does not contain nutrition labels, which is why it is important to do research to see how beer is made and where those nutrients come from.

Let us know what you find, and please share with the Positive Eats community in the comments section below!

The Best Diet for You is..

The one that makes you feel GOOD. Happy. Healthy.

Does it include kale? Maybe.

Does it include cheeseburgers? Maybe.

Does it include Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Maybe.

Guess what? The best diet for YOU depends on…YOU. Not me, or your friend, or your parents, or your teachers, or your personal trainer, or your president, or your celebrity crush.

Do research. Experiment. Find the diet for you that leads to the most fulfilling life.

Remember, nutrition matters. Learn about it. Remember, we all have different bodies. Learn about yours. And then find your balance.

Now share with us in the comments section below, what does your best diet include?

 

 

 

 

 

Beans and Oatmeal have WHAT in common?

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Pretty much EVERYTHING. Take a look at the nutrition labels below (taken from Old Fashion Quaker Oats and Eden Food Pinto Beans, respectively).

Oatmeal on the left, Beans on the Right
Oatmeal on the left, Beans on the Right

For both, a half cup serving is a little over 100 calories, a few grams of fat, no sodium, around 5 grams of fiber and protein, and about 10% iron!

Crazy! If you enjoy that nice, hearty, filling sensation of oatmeal for breakfast, you can probably can the same energy and satisfaction from a serving of beans as well!

Try this little experiment: find foods similar in nutrition and then switch up your diet! Life is fun when we have variety. Variety is the spice of life!!

Now tell us below in the comments, which foods have you discovered with similar nutrition labels?

What you didn’t know about Donuts

Donuts. They contain nutrients. Lots of them, in fact.

In honor of National Doughnut Day, Positive Eats is celebrating the nutrition in the torus-shaped, glazed delight. Often categorized as “unhealthy” and “bad”, the donut has earned a terrible rap over its lifetime. But why?? WHY must we label foods?? Are foods not just different vehicles for different amounts of nutrients?

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Let’s break it down–And you will see soon enough that donuts (or doughnuts) are NOT bad for you!! In fact, no foods are bad for you when looking objectively at the nutritional content, and when you understand what amounts of nutrients are necessary for healthy survival.

Check out this recipe for homemade donuts. Positive Eats encourages everyone to learn how to cook. Why? Because once you know that foods come from a combination of simple ingredients, you learn how to estimate nutrient content (and also how to tailor recipes to fit your nutritional needs)!

The classic glazed doughnut is made from a mixture of flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and butter, and then deep-fried in some oil and coated in a sugary glaze. Being majority flour, oil, and sugar, this means that donuts contain a lot of carbohydrates and fat. COOL! We need carbs and fat for survival. Would eating donuts every day for every meal be the best decision for a balanced, healthy diet? We will let you make that choice.

Notice here from Dunkin’ Donuts site, that their glazed donut contains a whopping 6% of your daily iron needs. This is because flour in the United States undergoes mandatory fortification with essential vitamins and minerals–one of them being iron.

Great!

Now go enjoy your day, and share some positive nutrition knowledge!

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Oh, and here are some additional positive notes on donuts, given to you by children. Sometimes they know best. 🙂