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Nutritional Labels Questions

Nutritional Labels

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by 7292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

From my understanding all carbs break down to three camps, fiber, glucose or fructose. So on food labels why doesn't total carbs == fiber + sugars? What is the missing component? Bonus question: for the missing component mentioned above, using... (more)

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Kirill 0 · June 05, 2013 at 11:25 PM

It's starch. The rest is starch. For the life of me, I never understood why they didn't annotate it in the lower column.

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

nutritiondata.com indicates that lemons have 50% more vitamin-C than limes. I have a hard time believing that, but what do you think?

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miked_2 0 · January 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Question #1: why would you think otherwise. I.e. what expectation do you have that's bothering you? And #2: how much of any kind of nutrient a food had isn't the question to should ask. You should be concerned with how bioavailability the... (more)

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by 1920 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Perfect example of mainstream media spewing out @#$!: http://public.stage3.bullseye.com.au/videos/index.files/MED0530SWIT30_WEB_converted.ogv this kind of demonising of saturated fats and misleading of information is what twisted me up so much... (more)

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by 26002 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

The nutrition facts label and the recommended dietary allowance labels are extremely beneficial. The problem is, especially in this community, they do not accurately represent modern understanding of health (300g of carbs with at least 24 being... (more)

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Rob_19 0 · July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I'd like to see artificial additive warning labels, something that tells people that a product contains garbage that might kill you.

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

My Trader Joe's Center Cut Seasoned Uncured Bacon says 2 strips= 80 cals, 5g fat, 4g protein. Question: Is that counting the liquid fat not contained in the cooked bacon strips? So, if I cook me some bacon, then use the remaining bacon fat to... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · April 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Nutrition facts would be for the prepared bacon (assuming "normal" cooking method) so it should not include the fat that would have been left in the pan. Here is one source which seems credible... (more)

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by 19120 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Background: I find myself more dedicated than "80/20 paleo", but not perfect. I generally consider myself an epicurean hedonist that just-so-happens to fit into this paleo culture/community. Like many people here, one of my big interests is food,... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · February 08, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I would rather have the OPTION of more information than less information. While nutrition labels may be redundant for a diet that is mostly comprised of whole, basic foods, I think there are still times when having that information available is a... (more)

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by 133 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Since federal law in the US requires cows to be grass fed (pastured) at least 4 months out of the year, a company can be slick with their labeling and say "grass fed". Maybe as a community we can all start advocating for % of grass fed to be labeled. (more)

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Marilyn_Noble 0 · August 23, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Rather than looking for USDA-certified grassfed labeling, look for certification from the American Grassfed Association. All AGA-certified livestock is fed a diet of grass and forage from weaning until harvest and is raised exclusively on pasture.... (more)

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I have several friends that are starting a paleo plan for their families. They (as am I) fairly, if not brand new, to paleolithic eating. They are curious about picking out the correct products when shopping. Are there some key words on labels... (more)

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Primordial 0 · August 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Honestly, you should know the answer if you know the paleo basics. otherwise it might be good to educate yourself and read some books about it. Just saying... Could be difficult to maintain this diet without knowing what to avoid. Paleo is... (more)

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by 305 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

So, as I read more and more here (and learn more and more), I'm becoming frustrated that things I want to track (in particular PUFAs and Omega 3s and 6s) aren't on nutritional labels. The Omegas just aren't on there that I can see, and even... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 09, 2011 at 12:58 AM

It might be worthwhile to gradually move away from any and all packaged food and just prepare your food from ingredients that you trust. That being said, the companies themselves will sometimes post more complete nutritional info on their... (more)