Meatballs, frozen, Italian style

KetoNumber® (100g): 8.7 points
Weight loss (68/100)
Fiber (32/100)
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Macronutrients ratio per 100g (285 calories)

Let’s take a look at the macronutrient profile of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" in USDA database. The graph above shows the breakdown by carbs, protein, fat, and fiber.

This food is not optimal for weight loss

Energy density is one of the main indicators of whether food is great for weight loss or not.

The energy density of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" is 2.86 which makes it a medium energy density food.

energy density 2.86 per gram

32%
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How nutritious is this food?

People ask this question all the time…

Is this food good for me or not?

Well, we can calculate the nutritiousness of foods based on the nutrient density of individual nutrients.

What a heck is nutrient density?

It is a score that tells us how much of essential minerals, vitamins, aminos acids, and fatty acids are packed per calorie and per gram.

Simple, right…

If you want to get in the weeds of things where we explain what nutrients account as essential or the exact calculation that we use for nutrient density, then come over here for the science.

Okay… So is “Meatballs, frozen, Italian style” good for me?

Nutrient Density per calorie of this food puts it at 15/100.

nutrient density per calorie score

15%
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This is a low score if you are trying focus on getting most of the neccessary nutrients in your diet and not consume tons of calories.

Nutrients as % of Recommended Daily Intake per 100 cals

On the other hand, nutrient density per gram of this food puts it at 23/100

nutrient density per gram score

23%
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This is a low score if you are trying focus on maintaining weight or bulking and getting all neccessary nutrients.

Nutrients as % of Recommended Daily Intake per 100 grams

In comparison to other foods “Meatballs, frozen, Italian style” is a great source of these micronutrients per calorie:

And not a great source of: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Magnesium, Potassium, Choline, Manganese, Calcium, Thiamin (B1), Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin (B2), Pantothenic acid (B5), Niacin (B3), Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B-12.

We created a complementary food list that will emphasis top 10 nutrients that this food is lacking.

Complementary Food List

This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

What a heck is insulinogenic and insulin load?

Insulinogenic formula determines the percentage of calories in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

At the same time, insulin load formula determines the number of grams in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

"Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" contains 19% of insulinogenic calories.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of calories from "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" that might be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

Could you consume a lot calories with "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style"? You decide from the calculation below.

In 100 grams of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" there are 285 calories.

It will take 210 grams (~0 pounds) to consume 600 calories of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style"

If that sounds reasonable to you then take a look where this food falls in terms of insulinogenic calories.

19% of insulinogenic calories

19%
therapeutic keto
nutritional keto
bulking
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On the other hand, the insulin load of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" is 13.67.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" by weight that might not be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

In 100 grams of "Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" there are 285 calories.

insulin load 13.67 grams

13.67%
keto
keto (herbs & spices)
bulking
healthy

On the other hand, if you are trying to develop muscles and increase athletic performance this might not be a great food to eat.

This food is a good source of fiber.

Fiber is indigestible carbohydrates. It plays an important role in weight management and our gut microbiome by reduced amounts of inflammatory markers.

"Meatballs, frozen, Italian style" has 2.30g of fiber per 100 grams