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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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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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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Anxiety: Not directly. But if you have indirect feelings regarding body image, obesity, or over all health, can cause some feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

Immunocap : This is a blood test that is objective, usually offered in panels that cover common food or respiratory allergens. ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more

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Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?

Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour"  any suggestions?

Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

Accurate: They are accurate but you have to know what the government allows. For example, gluten free, means it has less gluten in parts that the government decides is gluten free. It isnt 100% gluten free or devoid of gluten. The salt content, protein, carb and fat contents are accurate. ...Read more

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I read alll labels, shocked by how low calorie froze meals are loaded with sodium. Why?

I read alll labels, shocked by how low calorie froze meals are loaded with sodium. Why?

For taste: Salt adds taste to food and low fat, low carb foods sometimes have less taste. ...Read more

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Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

There is no: one in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more

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What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

Mixed bag: Bodybuilding.Com is a good place to start. They have great nutrition plans and recipes as well as tailored work outs. Word of caution however most sites these included are trying to sell supplements. Ignore the banners, do your research and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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What are some good books to read ( please read )?

What are some good books to read ( please read )?

Books to read: (Sorry - I can't view anything other than the question you have listed and that you are 35 years old). How about reading books that will stimulate your brain, coax your creativity and enhance your knowledge. ...Read more

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How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

Recipe: There are several software programs and/or websites that can do the work of analysis for you. ...Read more

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Is cdc, aha, ada best source for high protein low calorie recipes?

Is cdc, aha, ada best source for high protein low calorie recipes?

Recipes: They have some good ones but most recipe sites have nutritional information in them. Get great tasting food you will eat. ...Read more

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Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Aspergers: Try all cats have aspergers, my book max gamer, and depending on age, freaks, geeks, and aspergers syndrome. http://www.maxgameronline.com learn more here http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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How do you read a food label in indian store?

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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

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My sister has fructose malabsorption, any web sites that give good recipes or lists?

My sister has fructose malabsorption, any web sites that give good recipes or lists?

See below: I don't know of a definative website. A patient told me about this one though: http://readysetplan.Blogspot.Com/2012/07/fructose-malabsorption-diet.Html. ...Read more