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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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?

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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Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. ...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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Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

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

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What are the parts of a nutrition label?

What are the parts of a nutrition label?

Several: Because of space limitations, i can't do this question justice here -- but i can direct you to an fda web site titled: how to understand and use the nutrition facts label. You can find it here: http://tinyurl.Com/k8krn28. ...Read more

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How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

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

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Is saturated fat included in the total fat listing on a nutrition label?

Is saturated fat included in the total fat listing on a nutrition label?

Usually yes: Usually the labels provide information on the total, and specify the saturated fat content. ...Read more