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Doctor insights on: Why Shouldn T Restaurants Be Required To Put Nutrition Labels

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Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a habit of all brown meals. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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I am about to try a gluten free diet, do they put gluten on nutrition labels?

I am about to try a gluten free diet, do they put gluten on nutrition labels?

Gluten free: All grocery stores have gluten free isles. You need to avoid all baked products and noodles on regular shelves. ...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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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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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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How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

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