Spotted in the Shared Reading of Danielle, one of my two super cool sisters. Foodsel is a website that provides visualizations of food nutrients based on food category or by manufacturer. It also can display equivalence – “eating this food is the equivalent of eating…”
So if we look at something like a Taco Bell taco salad, it is the equivalent of eating 13.2 D-cell batteries (amount of energy not nutrients) and its fat content is equivalent to eating 0.2 sticks of butter (17.88g of fat). Not an overwhelming amount, but I can’t stomach the thought of eating even that much butter straight.
Foodsel also will tell you how much of a variety of exercises you would have to do to burn the calories for each food. In this case, we would have to dance for 52 minutes or carry a load of bricks for 36 minutes if we ate the salad from Taco Bell. I’m not a huge fan of dancing, but it does sound more appealing.
Image of the Canal Walk food court, courtesy of coda on Flickr