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Doctor insights on: Why Might Some Nutrient Info Be Missing On Food Labels

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What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

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

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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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What will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

What will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

Pro, carb, fat: The tell you the amount of protein, saturated fat, carbohydrates, simple sugars, fiber, and the ingredients that make up the contents of the food, including calcium, and certain vitamins. Its not comprehensive or all inclusive by any means. ...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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What should I look for when reading the fat content on a nutrient label?

What should I look for when reading the fat content on a nutrient label?

Total, saturated and: Transfats. You should limit the intake of fats to less than 30% of calories, reduce the intake of saturated fats as much as you can and avoid transfats altogether. ...Read more

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How do you read a food label in indian store?

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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Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Complex effect: As cooking regardless of manner has complex effects on various nutrients. In short microwaving does destroy nutrients but so does all forms of cooking. Multiple studies have in fact demonstrated that boiling and pressure cooking are most detrimental to nutrient content. Hot water is the enemy to nutrients! ...Read more

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What can I do to enhance assimilation of nutrients from my food?

What can I do to enhance assimilation of nutrients from my food?

Eat in small amounts: Smaller meals, but more frequent. Do not overcook foods. You will destroy many nutrients. Eating vegatables raw and fruits raw is much healthier than cooking or juicing them. Avoid can veggies. These are simple things to better assimilate nutrients! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: high nutrient density foods?

What is the definition or description of: high nutrient density foods?

Nutrients/calories: Nutrient density is an attempt to quantify the level of nutrients like vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients per calorie of food. Thus, healthy foods like fruits & vegetables are considered high nutrient density while junk foods like sodas and french fries with lots of calories but few nutrients have low ratings. This is a useful concept. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/article17.Aspx. ...Read more

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