Nutrition Fingerprint

recommended approach

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

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 Gene’s diet as a proportion of the daily recommended intake (DRI) for each nutrient (including supplements).

nutrient ratios

The graphs below show the key micronutrient ratios in your diet. The Nutrient Optimiser uses the micronutrient ratios as a safety check to make sure that you’re emphasising foods or meals that might worsen these micronutrient imbalances. For more details about micronutrient ratios check out article.

Omega-6 : Omega-3
3.4
Zinc : Copper
18.6
Potassium : Sodium
1.5
Calcium : Magnesium
3.0
Iron : Copper
10.4
Calcium : Phosphorus
1.1

nutrients to prioritise

Going forward, we want to prioritise the micronutrients that Gene’s is not getting a lot of. These are highlighted in the table below.

nutrient % DRI prioritize
Sodium 37%
Potassium 57%
Niacin (B3) 62%
Panto Acid (B5) 68%
Lysine 78%
Magnesium 79%
Methionine 82%
Phosphorus 87%
Leucine 89%
Valine 91%
Isoleucine 101%
Thiamin (B1) 102%
Selenium 107%

optimal foods for you

The foods listed below will provide Gene with the nutrients that he is currently not getting in large amounts while also aligning with his goal of therapeutic ketosis . The foods are ranked in descending order of priority (from the top of the page to the bottom).

Plant based foods

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
olives -10.5 1.45 3%
endive 19.0 0.17 7%
avocado -2005.4 1.60 8%
corn bran -210.0 2.24 12%
coconut meat -2239.7 3.54 10%
coconut milk -4389.5 2.30 9%
hazelnuts -1234.4 6.29 10%
brazil nuts -2250.3 6.59 9%
coconut cream -6154.4 3.30 8%
flax seed -2371.6 5.34 12%
pili nuts -5247.5 7.19 7%
pecans -5809.6 6.91 6%
alfalfa 62.6 0.23 19%
sesame seeds -4224.0 6.31 10%
macadamia nuts -7383.9 7.18 6%
peanut butter -98.8 5.90 18%
chicory greens 22.7 0.23 23%
walnuts -4462.5 6.19 13%
pine nuts -6216.3 6.73 11%
pumpkin seeds -1649.9 5.59 19%
butternuts -3570.5 6.12 17%
sesame butter -427.2 5.86 21%
almonds -5860.4 6.07 15%
blackberries 11.1 0.43 27%
peanuts -4640.7 5.99 18%
coriander 5.6 0.23 30%
raspberries -11.2 0.52 30%
pistachio nuts -3561.7 5.69 22%
almond butter -9383.7 6.14 16%
eggplant -18.6 0.25 35%
beet greens 20.8 0.22 35%
tofu 174.7 0.83 34%
cashews -3993.1 5.80 26%
banana pepper 130.2 0.27 36%
mustard greens 74.2 0.27 36%
collards -94.6 0.33 37%
jalapeno peppers -76.3 0.27 37%
sauerkraut -51.3 0.19 39%
wheat bran 665.2 2.16 38%
cucumber -4.5 0.12 40%
pickles -4.5 0.12 40%
zucchini 55.7 0.17 40%
coconut -2651.4 4.43 34%
red peppers -130.2 0.31 40%
chayote -78.1 0.24 41%
natto -93.6 2.11 39%
edamame -215.0 1.21 41%
radishes -20.5 0.16 43%
turnip greens 309.7 0.29 44%
summer squash 24.1 0.19 45%
arugula 12.1 0.25 45%
parsley 85.7 0.36 48%
spinach 368.8 0.23 49%
chives 4.3 0.30 48%
artichokes 244.3 0.47 49%
strawberries -259.2 0.32 49%
lettuce 28.4 0.15 50%
soybeans (sprouted) 200.7 0.81 49%
asparagus 158.7 0.22 50%
hummus -2681.4 1.77 45%
brussel sprouts -0.3 0.42 50%
celery -11.7 0.18 50%
okra 58.9 0.22 50%
cauliflower 95.1 0.25 50%
broccoli 41.8 0.35 50%
turnips 1.1 0.21 51%
chard 41.6 0.19 51%
gooseberries -11.2 0.44 52%
passion fruit -125.4 0.97 52%
miso -2329.3 1.98 49%
chinese cabbage 130.9 0.12 54%
gingko nuts -836.9 1.11 52%
lupin seeds -277.5 3.71 51%
boysenberries -18.1 0.50 54%
portabella mushrooms 371.1 0.29 55%
red cabbage -27.4 0.29 55%
rhubarb 59.2 0.21 55%
cabbage -23.4 0.23 55%
carambola -136.3 0.31 56%
kiwifruit -612.7 0.61 55%
blueberries -300.3 0.57 56%
shiitake mushroom 196.6 0.39 58%
snap beans -52.8 0.15 58%
kale 28.2 0.28 60%
yeast extract spread 99.8 1.85 59%
watermelon -272.1 0.30 60%

macronutrients

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

protein

Gene’s protein intake is 1.4g/kg LBM or 76g/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 Gene’s current protein intake compares to these accepted minimum protein intake levels based on his current lean body mass.

scenario % calories g/kg LBM for you (g/day)
minimum (starvation) ~6% 0.4 21
RDI/sedentary ~11% 0.8 42
typical ~16% 1.2 64
minimum nutrient optimiser ~24% 1.8 40
Gene 22% 1.43 76

macro targets

While Gene’s primary focus should be on nutrient density, the table below shows the macro ranges required to achieve a reasonable level of nutrition. These ranges can be entered in Cronometer as a guide.

macros lower limit upper limit
protein (g) 40 65
fat (g) 140 150
carbs (g) 0 40
energy (calories) 1650

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

Gene’s food diary indicates he is eating 1446 calories per day with an insulin load of 114g/day and with 31% 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 Gene’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
Gene 31% 114 71

daily nutrient score

The chart below shows a comparison of the nutrient density of Gene’s food log based on the harder to find 50% of the essential nutrients. Gene’s most nutrient dense day is June 18 2018 while his least nutrient-dense day is June 15 2018.

best and worst days

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

Note: If you don't see worst and best days please upload your servings.csv file from Cronometer. Cronometer API doesn't allow individual foods to be imported.

Best Day

food name energy (kcal)
Quest Bar, Rocky Road 210
Green Tea, Brewed, Unsweetened 7
Fiber mix 35
Spinach, Raw 9
Blueberries, Fresh 40
Chia Seeds 15
Ripple, Unsweetened Nutritious Plant-based Milk, Original 105
Vega One, Nutritional Shake, French Vanilla 160
Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, without peanuts, lightly salted 172
Florida Bottling Company, Inc., Lakewood, Organic Super Veggie Juice 48
Walnuts 185
Vitamin mix May 2018 17
Pizza, Homemade or Restaurant, Cheese, Thin Crust 390
Diet Coke 7

Worst Day

food name energy (kcal)
Quest Bar, Rocky Road 420
Green Tea, Brewed, Unsweetened 7
Blackberries, Fresh 6
Blueberries, Fresh 8
Baja Fresh, salad, tostada, chicken & black bean 816
Diet Coke 7
Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, without peanuts, lightly salted 172
Salami, Genoa 102
Grapes, Fresh 20
Blue Cheese 18
Strawberries, Fresh 5
Red Wine, Other Types 100
Cheesecake, Plain or Flavored, Graham Cracker Crust, Homemade 206
Vitamin mix May 2018 17
Walnuts 185

diet log analysis

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Insulin Load (g)

Insulinogenic Calories (%)

Net Carbs (g)

Protein (g)

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