What's my RDI?
Ever wondered what the nutritional info on the back of your cereal box means? Or how much fast food stacks up against The Food Truck's version of your favourite dish?
To show you just how much healthier our recipes are, we've included the nuritional information for all our Food Truck recipes compared to standard fast food.
But what does it all mean?
We all need a certain amount of energy from food for our bodies to function at their best. That energy is measured in kilojoules (kJs). Most fast food has way too much energy which turns into fat when we aren't able to burn it off via exercise.
According to Healthy Food Magazine the average recommended daily energy intake for men is between 10,400kJs and 13,400kJs and for women it's between 7,600kJs and 9,800kJs, depending on your level of physical activity.
Your daily energy intake depends on your age, gender, height,
weight and level of physical activity. Men under 30 need around
800kj more while women stay the same; older people need less -
around 500kJ less for woman and 1200kJ less for men.
For an average adult intake of 8700kJs, here is the recommended daily intake (RDI):
Protein 78g (15% of your energy intake (kJs) should be from protein)
Total fat 45-80g (20-35% of energy should be from fat.)
Saturated fat up to 23g (Less that 10% of your daily energy intake)
Carbohydrate 235 -340g (45 -65% of energy)
Sodium 920 -1600mg
Fast food is often well above the recommended RDI so if you want the taste but without all the extra kJs or salt, stick with The Food Truck for mouth-watering but healthy versions of your favourite treats.
And don't forget to check out how The Food Truck's recipes compare!