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Hi Readers,

Are any of you aware of any good sources (e- or conventional) of general information on human dietary needs (basic groups like carbos, proteins, fats, minerals).  I'm not looking for a definitive guide, but more at various perspectives on the particular levels of need for these groups and their subgroups (like starch) and members (like an individual amino).

I'm also seeking to relate these entities to food sources.

And, I'm seeking to answer the same questions for animal feed for various species.

Thanks for any insight. 
 
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A book I have found interesting on diet is "One Circle" by David Duhan, which is about how to grow a nearly-complete vegan diet on the smallest amount of land. It was written a number of years ago so some nutritional information may have changed.

There's also the USDA nutrient database, which may be helpful for planning diet:  http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

I don't think either of these are quite what you're looking for, but they may be useful.
 
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the best NEW book I have found on the subjet is a book by Gary Taubs called Good Calorie Bad Calorie..you can google his website and read excerpts from the book

also there is a video that you might like to watch..Paul told me about it and it is wonderful..it is called FATHEAD  i borrowed it from my library but had to wait for it to be ordered in..it was worth it
 
                        
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Brenda and Ludi, thanks for these leads.  I've come across a few leads including the following that is somewhat interesting.  http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=3&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1342&level3_id=5140
 
                    
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Here are my favorites I hope the help:

http://mercola.com


http://beyondhealth.com
 
                        
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Try this from Utah State University:

Food Storage In The Home
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/FN_502.pdf
 
                        
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Thanks Diane and Muzhik,

I'll check into these sources.  I've gathered a few more, also, that I'll share when I have a little more time. 

Best, Rickster
 
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