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What nutritional value does cereal offer?

What nutritional value does cereal offer?

It depends: The answer depends on the specific cereal you're eating. Many have too much sugar in them, etc. A good site where you can check the nutritional value in different cereals is cereal facts: http://www.Cerealfacts.Org/ another is nutrition resource: http://www.Nutritionresource.Com/foodcomp2.Cfm?Id=0800. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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How come all the sunflower seed products not list vitamin E on the nutritional label?

How come all the sunflower seed products not list vitamin E on the nutritional label?

It is not....: It is not an fda requirement to label vitamin e content. If it is listed, it is the manufacturer's choice! ...Read more

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On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

HDL or good: Cholesterol is metabolized into LDL or bad cholesterol eventually, thus the label cholesterol is neither at first. Most of our cholesterol is made by our own liver. Dietary intake accounts for 15-20 % of your lab values. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I see on cereal labels that some have added "fiber", but the "fiber" names sound artificial. Is the so called "fiber" safe? Is it helpful?

I see on cereal labels that some have added "fiber", but the "fiber" names sound artificial. Is the so called "fiber" safe? Is it helpful?

Safe and helpful: The "fiber" in cereal and other foods is typically the husk around seeds like grain or psyllium. It is safe and many people find it helps to keep them regular. Note, however, that many sugary cereals like lucky charms are not advertising "whole grain" and otherwise claiming to be high in fiber. They are still loaded with sugar and not very healthy. ...Read more

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What are the most important parts of a nutrition label?

See below.: calories, protein, sugar and fat. You should know how much of each are in a serving as well as milligrams of sodium and cholesterol. This can help guide you to making better decisions about the food you eat. ...Read more

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Could your body absorb all the nutrients from the nutrition fact label?

Nutrition : That is a great question. Many people do have issues with their nutrient absorption due to the health of their gut (gastrointestinal tract). You certainly cannot count on being able to absorb exactly what it says on the label. ...Read more

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I like to eat a lot of cereal and yogurt, and drink a lot of milk throughout the day. I also eat a nutrition bar every day. Am i consuming too much ca?

I like to eat a lot of cereal and yogurt, and drink a lot of milk throughout the day. I also eat a nutrition bar every day. Am i consuming too much ca?

No: The human body is incredibly tough, and genghis khan's troops lived largely on milk. Scaring people about what they eat it big business, and most of what you read is silly stuff. Unless you're from a kidney-stone family or have a known biochemical defect involving calcium, eat whatever you want that provides enough of your basic nutrients. ...Read more

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How to calculate calories from a nutrition label?

How to calculate calories from a nutrition label?

4,4,9: its four calories per gram of protein plus 4 calories per gram of carbs and add 9 calories per gram of fat for the total number of calories ...Read more

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