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Nutrition Facts

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by 7292 · about 6 hours ago

In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Eh I do a blend of both. As much as I would love to eat all whole/real foods, I do enjoy my almond milk and a few random things that require checking labels. For the most part it's meat, fat and veggies..but heck, I ain't perfect.

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by 697 · about 7 hours ago

Why don't nutrition labels have reflect what's on the websites and peoples references like nutritiondata.self? For example the almonds I eat don't list anything about Vitamin E or Magnesium in them? According to... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 01, 2013 at 12:07 AM

In the states: Generally, FDA only requires that the label declare the vitamins A and C, and the minerals calcium and iron. The other enrichment vitamins and minerals must be declared when they are added directly to the packaged food (e.g.,... (more)

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by 10919 · about 7 hours ago

I've looked it up on the US government nutrition database and the Canadian. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find the nutrition data for the berries? I'm trying to keep accurate logs on my Cron-o-meter and I recently found a source of the... (more)

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VB 0 · November 04, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Seems that nobody has that info. This is what I found on wiki: Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though very acidic (astringent) and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless 'bletted' (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as... (more)

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by 78407 · September 30, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Any good and reliable sources of nutritional information on the Internet? Also interested in mineral content (including trace elements, if any), not only fat/protein/carbohydrate. What sites do you use and recommend?

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Jamie_14 0 · October 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Skipthepie.org is very comprehensive. Doesnt have every food though, but has the most detail info ive found (such as fatty acid breakdowns, carb breakdowns, vitamins, minerals etc)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

I am on a journey towards being the healthiest I can be. Switching up my diet to fit my new lifestyle. Does anybody know of any legit good books on the everything about nutrients(101), how they affect us, and also if it's possible to overdose on... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · July 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

First and foremost, nothing can substitute for personal experimentation. What works for some won't work for others. The "healthiest you can be" plan will be highly specialized to you. Book / Blog Recommendations: This might be overkill, but... (more)

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by 15400 · about 7 hours ago

I am watching The Weight of the Nation... I am watching part 2 but they have all 4 parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLv0Vsegmoo&feature=relmfu Am I crazy or are they lying to the nation again about nutrition? I would love to hear your... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:04 PM

It's a valiant effort as far as attempts by the long-standing convention go, but destined to fail nonetheless. I was happy to see the kids succeeding in their effort to bring more local foods to their school, but that was about the extent of my... (more)

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by 340 · about 7 hours ago

I've been using the free online version of Cron-o-meter but am not happy with the features. What's the best food journal? Ideally, I'm looking for something Web-based that's free that allows you to track: Micronutrients like Vitamin C,... (more)

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Mike_42 0 · May 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I use paleo track

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by 11152 · about 7 hours ago

I love the fresh foodstuff in Asian grocers. But I can't find any nutritional data on them at all. Sweet Thai basil, galangal, Chinese mustard greens, etc.

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 03, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Sorry, this was the best I could find: http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/programme/programme_rafs/programme_rafs_n_01_04_01_fruit_veg_report.html These are just examples of charts they have for various fruits and vegetables common in Asian markets: (more)

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by 100 · about 7 hours ago

Many of us are big fans of bone broth. I've been making it for a couple years now with nothing more than grass-fed beef bones, a bit of vinegar, and a 48-hour simmer. We know that the gelatin content is a reason in of itself to consume the stuff,... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I'm not sure how valid, if at all, such a test would be. The stocks I make vary immensely in consistence, even with bones that are superficially identical. I've had stock which turned into jelly, and I've had stock which is almost as fluid as... (more)

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by 1402 · September 29, 2014 at 3:27 AM

We know that the nutrition of what we eat has to do with what that food consumed for growth and functioning and the resulting composition (this is not limited to animal products). Maybe I missed this somewhere but I'm curious if anyone has any... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 10, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Dylan, Your question is something I've been wondering about also. For example, when we read a nutrition label on a package of plain frozen spinach, where does the nutritional content info come from? When was the nutritional content measured,... (more)

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by 440 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, Lately I've been trying to do some research into chicken and beef broth, but there seems to be very little documentation on their nutritional content. I consume a lot of this because I am more susceptible to joint problems than... (more)

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Derek_3 0 · May 05, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Here's one, showing it's not all the primal/paleo community thinks it is. http://adc.bmj.com/content/9/52/251

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by 440 · about 7 hours ago

I recently started a food log just out of pure curiosity. I usually have an idea of what I eat and try to keep my non-paleo meals to a max of 3 per week. I am keeping a food log for a month and wanted to know if you ever kept a log and what format... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · March 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I am the food logging queen, self declared title, of course. ;) In order to get enough detail on carb, fat and protein, you are probably better off using a computer program or app, rather than trying to write it all down on paper. If you aren't... (more)

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by 974 · September 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I am not looking for a food diary -- just looking for a good food database where I can fill in the grams/oz. and get an accurate breakdown.

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Erik_Cisler 0 · February 21, 2011 at 4:03 AM

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

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by 55 · about 7 hours ago

Received the following email from my fitness instructor (who I get along very well with btw) this morning and a part of me cringed when I realised that the email most likely went out to all his clients. Up until now we've been respectfully... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · February 01, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I don't think he's going to believe anything you tell him anyway. I would probably reply to him though, because I can't usually help myself in situations like that. I would tell him that you appreciate the attempt to help you out with nutrition,... (more)

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by 4086 · about 7 hours ago

I realize that some people don't look at nutrition data at all, and that is wonderful, but I find that I do better when I check a few times a week to see how well I am eating. I have used Fit Day in the past but it seems so slow and cumbersome. ... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 19, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Some like Cron-o-meter. http://spaz.ca/cronometer/ As it is software which one downloads, it can be used without being on the internet.

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by 9647 · about 7 hours ago

We are experts in the omega-three content of grass-fed beef; we know how much PUFA is in our macadamia nut oil; and how much potassium is in our avocados. But where does this information come from? It seems like maybe we don't think about that... (more)

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Kamal 0 · November 02, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Here is the answer from the FDA. In short... Food companies hire labs to analyze nutrients. Validated ingredient databases can be used, but the language is ambiguous on this issue. Labels are only required to have certain nutrients listed... (more)

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by 10294 · about 7 hours ago

I have always loved the taste of quinces. Unfortunately, if one finds quinces in Belgium, people always made them very sweet with honey, or made jam with them. Now that is not really paleo. But I recently discovered that they are delicious if you... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM

I think for most people without serious blood sugar issues, fruit in moderation is fine. They have some vitamin C which is nice, especially for those who do not eat a lot of liver. THey are natural and paleo, especially if yard grown. THey may... (more)

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by 110 · about 7 hours ago

I know many of you probably don't weigh or measure you're food... but I'm just anal like that. Anyway when I look up the nutrition facts of meat, I usually see the following four results (using top sirloin as an example): Beef, top sirloin,... (more)

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gvkv 0 · June 20, 2010 at 9:31 PM

If the description contains '... lean only' then the nutritional values for the food are calculated with the separable fat considered as refuse. This is important for example, because depending on how the meat is cooked, some of the fat will... (more)

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by 2713 · about 7 hours ago

This just hit me like a ton of bricks: It struck me that anything required by law to have a Nutrition Facts Label should in fact be avoided according to Paleo principles. It seems like only processed foods are required to have Nutrition Facts... (more)

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Acton 0 · March 03, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Frozen meats and vegetables? Butter and cream? Just because something comes in a package doesn't make it non-food!