Can anyone recommend a solid nutrition book for athletes that breaks down food in real life portions with their calorie, protein, carbs, and fat contents. Thanks so much.
Be hesitant with your terminology. A good nutrition book’s content is not characterized by comprehensive food listings and corresponding calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat content.
Rather, what I believe that you’re looking for is a comprehensive nutrition facts desk reference.
However, instead of looking for a hardcopy of such, I would suggest that you opt for the World Wide Web, where you’ll find many a site with extensive nutrition databases and options, such as changing portion sizes.
a good book to read is ultimate diet secrets by dr greg ellis
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www.nutri-facts.com is also a good one. not quite as comprehensive as the USDA one, but easier to use.
I own the Nutrition Bible and it has a good listing of nutrition facts on whole foods. But I agree that you’ll find more information on the Internet. Netrition has an extensive food database at:
Another good choice is:
Is this what you are looking for?
I like this website for macro nutrient breakdowns. It is fairly comprehensive and free. However, it does seem to go offline quite a bit.
bump, anyone else.