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Nutella Nutrition Label
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
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
Usually yes: Usually the labels provide information on the total, and specify the saturated fat content. ...Read more
Yes: They are accurate but pay attention to portion size. It may say 150 calories for chocolate milk, but tell you that there are two portions in the bottle. ...Read more
Does it sound like I need reading glasses if I have trouble with the nutrition label on a kit kat?
Would taking applied nutrition's greentea fat burner for several months be harmful? Their label warns of birth defects and reproductive harm.
May be harmful in: More ways than one. In addition to the listed risks, it may have other harmful side effects. Equally importantly, it will not do you any good other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more
Read carefully: The values are generally accurate, but can be misleading on casual reading. A bag of potato chips may state the each serving has x calories. You also need to look up how many servings are in the bag. ...Read more
Do you think I should be concerned with calories or calories from fat, when reading nutrition fact labels?
Both: Fat calories are important as it is 9 calories per gram of fat and only some types of fat are healthy. Total calories are important because - if you take in more calories than you burn you can gain weight. ...Read more
Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more
When nutrition labels reads 10g sugar, what does it mean? For someone who needs to watch sugar intake, is 10g sugar acceptable?
Yes: Total daily is the key.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sodium intake control. Book says when comparing nutrition labels, the one saying 1Cup serv-100mg Na is less than 6oz serv-60mg Na. How is that less?
To make sure I am not consuming too many carbs or calories, does this mean I have to constantly look at nutrition labels of every single thing I eat?
No: Vegetables are low in calories and carbs. It would be virtually impossible to overeat in calories and carbs if you eat a vegetable predominant diet- At least half your plate full of veggies, snack on veggies. You will get full and get loads of nutrients. Then use portion control for the rest- 3 ounces of meat or chicken- is size of a deck of cards. 1/2 cup of starch is the size of a light bulb- ...Read more