By the Numbers: Nutrition Counts

By austinfit – November 4, 2011

From calories to the ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), managing your nutrition can require a lot of number crunching. In the course of putting this issue together, we came across some incredible numbers. Here they are.

11
Grams of protein in 100 calories broccoli

5
Grams of protein in 100 calories of sirloin steak

51
Percentage of American
diet from refined and processed foods

120
Calories in 1 tablespoon
of olive oil

350
Calories per pound in beans

2,000
Calories per pound in meat

15
Number of pounds of greens per day needed to meet a 1,200 calorie diet

1
Amount of food your stomach can hold in liters
(a little over 1 quart)

194
Mg of calcium in 100 calories of milk

1,055
Mg of calcium in 100 calories
of bok choy

75
Number of grams of cooked bok choy (about 3 ounces) typically eaten by Chinese women in Shanghai each day

70
Percent of American women ages 20 – 59 who eat fewer than 5 fruits and vegetables per day

51
Percentage of protein in one cup of cooked spinach

26 million
Number of Americans who have diabetes in 2011

57 million
Number of Americans who had pre-diabetes in 2008

79 million
Number of Americans who have pre-diabetes in 2011

30
Percentage of adults in Texas who were obese in 2010

23
Percentage of adults in Travis County who were obese in 2010

95
Dollars spent on an average grocery store visit in the US

21
Maximum number of days in a row soldiers should eat MREs

80
Percent of American men ages 20 – 64 who eat fewer than five fruits and vegetables per day

141
Percent of grocery budget for a family of four in Harlingen, TX, that is covered by maximum food stamp allowance

974
USDA estimated cost to feed a family of four for one month in the US

1832
Date first food photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépre

Sources: CDC: www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html; World Health Organization Global Infobase: https://apps.who.int/infobase/Indicators.aspx?ISO3=usa; Source: The New York Times Magazine 10/2/11, page 50; Eat to Live, Fuhrman, page 60; www.denvernaturopathic.com/toomuchbokchoy.htm;
www.supermarketnews.com/Grocery_Center_Store_Brands/spending_less_0613/; www.cnpp.usda.gov

 

 
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