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Cereal Food Labels For Cheerios
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
Can iron-fortified foods such as cereal cause stomach upset? Have noticed Cheerios sometimes upset mine and 1 serving contains about 50% RDA for iron.
Five ingredients: I highly recommend a book written by micheal pollan called food rules. Only buy food that has five ingredients or less. If you follow this rule you will be forced to buy unprocessed food which is generally the healthiest kind. Don't buy food that comes in a box, is microwaveable, or prepared by someone else. Buy wholesome ingredients and make your food yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check out: This site: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm#Summary Basically the labels will be larger, easier to read, included added sugar info, include potassium and vitamin D info, updated daily values and more realistic serving size info. ...Read more
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
SHOULD I FEED MY SON CEREAL NOW? HE USED TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT, NOW HE WAKES UP FOR MORE FOOD.
How old ?: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waitng for 4-6 months for starting solid foods such as rice cereal, and if you are thinking of naby foods, inteoducing new foods shoukd be done slowly after that, only one or twp per week, helps to reduce allergy responses. Please ask your pedatrician advice on how to advance, if you encounter an allergic reaction, easier to figure out the source ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I give my son milk, he pukes at night only, but can have milk in cereal and food, what does this mean?
Positional: Is your son ilying down right after taking his soy milk at night? If vomiting depends on position - sitting or standing versus lying down - the problem may be gastroesophageal reflux rather than allergy. Discuss this with his pediatrician and see what the doctor thinks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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