Nutrition Fingerprint

recommended approach

The food and meal lists in this report have been tailored to help Jessie get more of the nutrients that she is not currently getting a lot of while also helping her to meet her goal of blood sugar management with a low insulin load diet and being paleo.

approach average glucose (mg/dL) average glucose (mmol/L) selected
therapeutic ketosis > 140 > 7.8
diabetes management 108 to 140 6.8 to 7.8
weight loss & blood sugar control 100 to 108 5.4 to 6.0
weight loss < 97 < 5.4
most nutrient dense < 97 < 5.4
nutrient dense maintenance < 97 < 5.4
lean bulking < 97 < 5.4
athletic performance < 97 < 5.4

micronutrient profile

The chart below shows the micronutrients provided by Jessie’s diet as a proportion of the daily recommended intake (DRI) for each nutrient (including supplements).

supplements

The supplements listed below will provide Jessie with the nutrients that she is not getting enough of until she is able to improve the nutrient density of her diet.

Most people do not meet the recommended intake vitamin D from their food so ensuring adequate sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation is important.

nutrient ratios

The graphs below show the key nutrient ratios in your diet. The Nutrient Optimiser uses these micronutrient ratios to make sure that it does not prioritise nutrients that would drive micronutrient imbalances. Get more info in this article.

Omega-6 : Omega-3
3.1
Zinc : Copper
8.4
Potassium : Sodium
1.7
Calcium : Magnesium
2.6
Iron : Copper
10.2
Calcium : Phosphorus
0.9

nutrients to prioritise

Going forward, we want to prioritise the nutrients that Jessie’s current diet is not providing in large quantities. The table below shows the nutrients that Jessie is not getting more than 300% of the recommended daily intake from the diet and that are not contraindicated by the nutrient ratios above. We also want to prioritise nutrients that are below 500% DRI for your specific condition: hypothyroidism, inflammation, sleep apnea.

nutrient % DRI prioritize
Vitamin D 20%
Sodium 27%
Iron 31%
Vitamin E 39%
Manganese 40%
Potassium 49%
Calcium 54%
Phosphorus 54%
Magnesium 57%
Folate 67%
Selenium 69%
Copper 70%
Zinc 72%

optimal foods for you

The foods listed below will provide Jessie with the nutrients that she is currently not getting in large amounts while also aligning with her goal of diabetes management . The foods are ranked in descending order of priority (from the top of the page to the bottom).

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
endive 7.8 0.17 7%
chicory greens 8.2 0.23 23%
coriander 8.4 0.23 30%
escarole 6.7 0.19 24%
spinach 9.8 0.23 49%
beet greens 6.7 0.22 35%
asparagus 8.7 0.22 50%
alfalfa 3.0 0.23 19%
mackerel 3.0 3.05 14%
mustard greens 5.7 0.27 36%
olives -0.3 1.45 3%
turnip greens 6.7 0.29 44%
arugula 6.7 0.25 45%
brazil nuts 2.3 6.59 9%
avocado -0.0 1.60 8%
banana pepper 4.7 0.27 36%
blackberries 2.9 0.43 27%
lettuce 6.8 0.15 50%
sunflower seeds 2.4 5.46 15%
parsley 6.4 0.36 48%
chard 6.9 0.19 51%
zucchini 4.9 0.17 40%
eggplant 3.5 0.25 35%
hazelnuts 1.4 6.29 10%
broccoli 6.5 0.35 50%
chives 6.1 0.30 48%
sauerkraut 3.9 0.19 39%
red peppers 4.2 0.31 40%
hazelnut oil 0.0 8.84 0%
grapeseed oil -0.1 8.84 0%
jalapeno peppers 3.3 0.27 37%
almond oil -0.1 8.84 0%
collards 3.3 0.33 37%
almonds 1.5 6.07 15%
flax seed 0.5 5.34 12%
celery 5.5 0.18 50%
egg yolk 0.7 2.75 18%
almond butter 1.6 6.14 16%
cod liver oil -0.2 9.02 0%
caviar 3.3 2.64 33%
chinese cabbage 6.1 0.12 54%
coconut cream -1.1 3.30 8%
coconut milk -1.5 2.30 9%
summer squash 4.4 0.19 45%
mollusks conch 6.4 1.30 54%
fish roe 5.2 1.43 47%
okra 5.2 0.22 50%
pili nuts -0.1 7.19 7%
raspberries 1.5 0.52 30%
radishes 3.6 0.16 43%
sesame seeds -0.2 6.31 10%
pine nuts 0.3 6.73 11%
pumpkin seeds 1.2 5.59 19%
watercress 7.4 0.11 65%
peanut oil -1.3 8.84 0%
cucumber 2.5 0.12 40%
pickles 2.5 0.12 40%
coconut meat -1.7 3.54 10%
whole egg 1.2 1.43 30%
beef brains -0.3 1.51 22%
cauliflower 4.4 0.25 50%
sweetbread -1.6 3.18 12%
lamb -1.7 6.39 5%
portabella mushrooms 5.2 0.29 55%
edamame 2.9 1.21 41%
sardine 2.6 2.08 38%
artichokes 3.9 0.47 49%
chayote 2.2 0.24 41%
pecans -1.6 6.91 6%
brussel sprouts 3.8 0.42 50%
macadamia nuts -1.7 7.18 6%
butternuts -0.2 6.12 17%
walnuts -0.8 6.19 13%
sesame butter 0.5 5.86 21%
yeast extract spread 5.8 1.85 59%
radicchio 6.7 0.23 68%
shea nut oil -2.4 8.84 0%
anchovy 3.0 2.10 44%
trout 3.1 1.68 45%
lamb brains -0.5 1.54 27%
walnut oil -2.5 8.84 0%
pork ribs -1.4 3.61 18%
peanuts -0.4 5.99 18%
herring 1.4 2.17 36%
chicken liver 3.5 1.72 50%
coconut oil -2.8 8.92 0%
kale 4.8 0.28 60%
duck -1.9 3.37 18%
turkey liver 2.9 1.89 47%
cabbage 3.7 0.23 55%
rhubarb 3.5 0.21 55%
snap beans 4.0 0.15 58%
pork stomach, cooked -0.3 1.57 32%
lamb rib -1.9 3.61 19%
red cabbage 3.4 0.29 55%
flounder 3.9 0.86 57%
mussel 4.9 0.86 63%
turnips 2.3 0.21 51%
shiitake mushroom 3.6 0.39 58%
sturgeon 2.4 1.35 49%

macronutrients

The macronutrient split of Jessie’s diet is shown in the chart below.

protein

Jessie’s protein intake is 1.2g/kg LBM or 44g/day.

The average protein intake for all people who have had a Nutrient Optimiser analysis done is 1.9g/kg LBM, with half of the population sitting between 1.4 and 2.5g/kg LBM.

Generally accepted minimum protein intake levels are shown in the table below. Higher levels are required to support lean body mass if you are more muscular and/or more active.

The table below shows how Jessie’s current protein intake compares to these accepted minimum protein intake levels based on her current lean body mass.

scenario % calories g/kg LBM for you (g/day)
minimum (starvation) ~6% 0.4 15
RDI/sedentary ~11% 0.8 30
typical ~16% 1.2 44
minimum nutrient optimiser ~24% 1.8 66
Jessie 20% 1.20 44

macro targets

The table below shows the minimum effective dose of protein and fat required to achieve a reasonable level of nutrition. These ranges should be entered in Cronometer as a guide. Jessie’s focus should be on maximising the nutrient dense foods and meals noted in this report, however these macronutrient targets be a useful starting point.

macros lower limit upper limit
protein (g) 66 119
fat (g) 15 103
carbs (g) 0 29
energy (calories) 1049 1424

These initial recommendations are based on theoretical calorie intakes. Going forward the Nutrient Optimiser Smart Macros will adjust your macros on a weekly basis to ensure you are moving in the right direction.

net carbs, insulin load, insulinogenic calories

Jessie’s food diary indicates she is eating 889 calories per day with an insulin load of 53g/day and with 24% insulinogenic calories.

Insulin load is influenced by the amount of carbohydrate, protein and fibre. Lower levels can stabilise blood sugars. However, a very low insulin load diet can compromise nutrient density.

The table below shows the % insulinogenic and insulin load (based on Jessie’s average calorie intake) for the Standard American Diet (SAD), the average of all people who have had their Nutrient Optimiser analysis done as well as typical levels for people managing diabetes and therapeutic ketosis.

approach % insulinogenic insulin load (g) net carbs (g)
typical SAD 54% 338 281
average optimiser 29% 165 73
LCHF 25% 156 63
therapeutic keto 15% 94 31
Jessie 24% 53 28

daily nutrient score

The chart below shows a comparison of the nutrient density of Jessie’s food log based on the harder to find 50% of the essential nutrients. Jessie’s most nutrient dense day is January 01 2019 while her least nutrient-dense day is January 04 2019.

best and worst days

Jessie’s food diary for the best and worst days are shown below for comparison. Jessie should try to eat more of the foods towards the top and less of the ones towards the bottom of these tables.

Best Day

food name energy (kcal)
Daily Summary 1027

Worst Day

food name energy (kcal)
Daily Summary 45

diet log analysis

Insulin Load (g)

Insulinogenic Calories (%)

Net Carbs (g)

Protein (g)

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