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Doctor insights on: A Fair Packaging And Labeling Of Food Ingredients Guidelines

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How do you read a food label in indian store?

How do you read a food label in indian store?

Indian store: Look at picture & ask the store attendant to interpret the item. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

State of food: What is the state of food in the package? If it's uncooked the label refers to uncooked, if it's cooked, the label refers to cooked. ...Read more

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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

Cal, fat, carbs: It is good to check for total calories, fat grams, and carbs. Of course, you might also check sodium if you have hypertension. Learn to estimate calories in a hamburger, fries, pizza, etc. ...Read more

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Should all foods which contain tyramine have a label?

Should all foods which contain tyramine have a label?

MAYBE: Sure that would be helpful but I do not believe that this is the case. ...Read more

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Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Depends on your goal: What are you trying to achieve? If you have high blood pressure you may want to focus on sodium content, if diabetes the carbohydrate content. For general health low fat and high protein are good goals. Here's a really helpful link to an interactive guide with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nutrition-facts/nu00293/. ...Read more

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When reading a label on food what is considered low fat what should I look for?

When reading a label on food what is considered low fat what should I look for?

Misinformed: Please remember we now know that sugar is the enemy not fat. Low fat products are often the WORST calories to eat because they are often thickened with high fructose corn syrup or products high in carbohydrates. Science and medicine now are uniform in recommending you not use fake or low fat products and would rather you use low sugar or low carbohydrate high protein products. ...Read more