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The German Diet Weight Factors

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Germany's Food Sources, the Basic Daily Diet

The Germans know the importance of a hearty breakfast which may include: hard boiled eggs, cold meats, marmalade, cheese, coffee, and tea.

Lunch is typically hearty, and dinner is the lightest meal of the day. 

This type of eating pattern tends to promote a healthier lifestyle because too many calories or fat grams that are consumed at the end of the day are very hard to expend and are more easily stored as fat than they would have been if consumed earlier in the day when the metabolic rate was operating at top speed. 

The downside of the diet concerns the types of foods consisting the typical German diet.

The diet tends to be rich in carbohydrates, dietary fat - specifically saturated fats.

And it's very rich in sodium  and sugar content. It is also lacking in the fruit, vegetable, and fiber sections of health. 

Some of the foods prevalent in the German diet include: beer, sausages (hot and cold), dumplings, potatoes, meat, sauerkraut, brains, sour cream, breads, and cakes. 

It is also heavily populated with sweet breads of animal proteins.

The focus of proteins in the diet falls more towards animal than vegetable proteins.

Pork is often the star of the meal at the dining table, generally in the form of sausage links or presented as a roast.

The preferred baking ingredients are lard and butter - and do this ethnic groups certainly knows how to bake - everything from rich breads to strudels - heavenly in taste but devily in fat and calories. 

Fat Necessary to Optimum Health

The good news is that we all need a little fat in the diet, but the bad news is that most of the fat used for baking (butter and lard) is derived from saturated fat - one of the worse fat offenders particularly when partnering with Mister Trans fat.

Below we've provided the nutritional data for both lard and butter. The butter tends to be richer in saturated fat content than the lard.

To help balance health, this ethnic group is comprised of very hard, dedicated workers.

Nutrition Facts, Calorie Comparison: Lard vs Butter

Butter vs Lard

BUTTER, SALTED

LARD

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 grams

1 Pat

Tbsp

1 Cup

1 Stick

100 grams

Tbsp

1 Cup

Energy, Calories

kcals

717

36

102

1628

810

902

115

1849

Protein

g

0.85

0.04

0.12

1.93

0.96

0.00

0.00

0.00

Carbohydrates

g

0.06

0.00

0.01

0.14

0.07

0.00

0.00

0.00

Fiber, Dietary

g

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Sugars

g

0.06

0.00

0.01

0.14

0.07

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total Fat

g

81.11

4.06

11.52

184.12

91.65

100.00

12.80

205.00

Saturated Fat

g

51.368

2.568

7.294

116.605

58.046

39.200

5.018

80.360

Monounsaturated Fat

g

21.021

1.051

2.985

47.718

23.754

45.100

5.773

92.455

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

3.043

0.152

0.432

6.908

3.439

11.200

1.434

22.960

Trans Fats

g

3.278

0.164

0.465

7.441

3.704

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cholesterol

mg

215

11

31

488

243

95

12

195

Minerals, Vitamins

 

 

 

 

 

Calcium

mg

24

1

3

54

27

0

0

0

Iron

mg

0.02

0.00

0.00

0.05

0.02

0.00

0.00

0.00

Magnesium

mg

2

0

0

5

2

0

0

0

Phosphorus

mg

24

1

3

54

27

0

0

0

Potassium

mg

24

1

3

54

27

0

0

0

Sodium

mg

643

32

91

1460

727

0

0

0

Zinc

mg

0.09

0.00

0.01

0.20

0.10

0.11

0.01

0.23

Vitamin C

mg

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Thiamin

mg

0.005

0.000

0.001

0.011

0.006

0.000

0.000

0.000

Riboflavin

mg

0.034

0.002

0.005

0.077

0.038

0.000

0.000

0.000

Niacin

mg

0.042

0.002

0.006

0.095

0.047

0.000

0.000

0.000

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.003

0.000

0.000

0.007

0.003

0.000

0.000

0.000

Folate, DFE

g

3

0

0

7

3

0

0

0

Vitamin B-12

g

0.17

0.01

0.02

0.39

0.19

0.00

0.00

0.00

Vitamin A, RAE

g

684

34

97

1553

773

0

0

0

Vitamin A

IU

2499

125

355

5673

2824

0

0

0

Vitamin E

mg

2.32

0.12

0.33

5.27

2.62

0.60

0.08

1.23

Vitamin D2 + D3

g

1.5

0.1

0.2

3.4

1.7

2.5

0.3

5.1

Vitamin D

mg

60

3

9

136

68

102

13

209

Vitamin K

g

7.0

0.4

1.0

15.9

7.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

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