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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...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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What foods keep your metabolism high? Do apples and coffee help boost ?

What foods keep your metabolism high? Do apples and coffee help boost ?

Exercise: Exercise with both cardiovascular and strength training helps build muscle. Muscle has a high metabolism and you will burn calories even at rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dad bg was 103 before bed 14 hours later no food it was 153 only thing he had was coffee before checking how come it spiked like that?

Liver produces sugar: The liver breaks down glycogen to glucose overnight when one is asleep, in order to feed the body (when not eating). In people with type 2 diabetes, this liver production of glucose is exaggerated, and often times leads to elevated fasting morning glucose levels, which may actually be higher than the readings from the nights before. There are medications that can help to control this. ...Read more

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When to take my iron food if I want to drink coffee in consideration of its tannins ?

When to take my iron food if I want to drink coffee in consideration of its tannins ?

Iron and food: TIPS FOR TAKING IRON Iron is absorbed the best on an empty stomach. Yet, iron supplements can cause stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea in some people. You may need to take iron with a small amount of food to avoid this problem. Milk, calcium and antacids should NOT be taken at the same time as iron supplements. You should wait at least 2 hours after having these foods before taking your iron supplements. Foods that you should NOT eat at the same time as you take your iron include: • High fiber foods, such as whole grains, raw vegetables, and bran • Foods or drinks with caffeine Some doctors suggest taking a vitamin C supplement or drinking orange juice with your iron pill. This can help the iron absorb into your body. Drinking 8 ounces of fluid with an iron pill is also ok. ...Read more

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Why do I stink after consuming certain kinds of food items like chocolate, beer & coffee. ?

Why do I stink after consuming certain kinds of food items like chocolate, beer & coffee.  ?

A few reasons: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Stomach odors will come up through burps, and even without noticeable burps. Some substances stick to the teeth. ...Read more

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What is the best meal to eat in the morning ? And what foods should I focus on before studying or during rather than coffee ?

What is the best meal to eat in the morning ? And what foods should I focus on before studying or during rather than coffee ?

Your choice: Any meal of your liking will do as long as you do not overeat and feel sedated. Caffeine is indeed helpful in keeping your concentration during studies. However if you're able to concentrate without caffeine then you do not need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Food Labeling (Definition)

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