A Nutrient Analysis of Three ZeroCarb Meals

I dislike correcting people but why would you use modern nutritional guidelines for a diet that is based around logic and anecdotal evidence? Did the Massai make sure they drank enough milk to get their vitamin k2 intake? Many indigenous groups lived long, healthy lives on diets that were "deficient" in those listen minerals.

Vitamin K should be specifically reference to as k1 or k2. Bioavailibility of these vitamins and minerals should be mentioned when bringing them up. (mainly to discern differences between k1 and k2, beta carotene and vitamin a, type of mineral IE calcium oxalate) You also did not mention vitamins a, or d3, but these play a very important role in the metabolism of the other vitamins/minerals you mentioned. (not that you would get d3 from anywhere besides the sun or a supplement) I don't understand why this very important vitamin was overlooked.

The questionable bio-availability of nutrients in vegetables in the context of the human digestive system when compared to ruminants is apparent. I haven't come across any studies that analyze the specific bio-availability of these nutrients in vegetables and how they compare to animal foods but you can find plenty of evidence by studying the human digestive system and how it functions.

I'm going to post a video of my "paleo meal" here because its very relevant to this discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy06UviX5Q8

Although the zerocarb diets motto is "eat meat, drink water," most other meat based diets logically fall into a diet much less enjoyable. Most people don't have the palate to desire organ meats every day, or to consume beef suet as opposed to butter or cream. Steak and eggs is a good example of one of the easiest ways to approach this diet.

All of that being said, if you were to get a very marbled steak and pastured eggs from chickens on quality feed, you would be ingesting much more vitamins a, k2, various minerals than anyone on the standard american diet. If you consumed butter, cream, or other dairy, especially from pastured sources, it would be exponentially higher.

This discussion sort of leaves the zerocarb/keto realm by bringing up modern dietary recommendations. If you were on a quest for a nutrient dense diet you may have come across the Weston A. Price Foundation, which sheds a lot of importance on specific fat soluble vitamins in the diet. In my experience its the only diet that has gone down the road of nutrient density opposed to types of foods or agendas so I try to keep some thoughts developed from that in the back of my mind.

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