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Why Might Some Nutrient Info Be Missing On Food 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
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
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
My baby will eat all kinds of finger foods, but he won't eat baby cereal. Will he be missing some nutrients?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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