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)
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.
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)
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.
nutritiondata.com indicates that lemons have 50% more vitamin-C than limes. I have a hard time believing that, but what do you think?
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)
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)
I'd like to see artificial additive warning labels, something that tells people that a product contains garbage that might kill you.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)