20 04/14

Are Food Labels To Small?

Many people think that the food nutrition serving sizes are too small.  And I use to think that the serving sizes, on a label, were small to fool people into buying food that is high calories.  

For example, some do seem to be deceiving.  An example of this was I remember a serving size statng 1/3 of a muffin. Who the heck buys 1/3 of a muffin? But, the serving sides are set by the FDA:

You may be surprised to learn that the FDA requires food producers to consult a table to determine serving sizes. It includes the one that may be the most infamous of all: “Ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt, sherbert: ½ cup.”

The tables are intended to describe the amounts typically consumed in a serving, but the FDA determined these figures before Americans began eating more fatty, sugary, and salty foods. 

 Credits: Why Are Serving Sizes on Nutrition Labels So Small? – Parade

The FDA is thinking about changing serving sides to be more up-to-date with american culture.  Do you think this is a good idea or does this encourage obesity?

17 04/14

Protein Foods Introduction

  1. All meals made from meat, fowl, thought about part of the Protein Foods Group.
  2. There are numerous choices in the protein food group. The protein group consists of nuts, seeds, eggs, processed soy, peas and beans, fish and other kinds of fish and shellfish, chicken, and naturally meet. Additionally, beans and peas are considered to be part of the vegetable food group.
  3. Right here, are some basic tips for featuring protein in your dietProtein Food Groups
  4. Choose from a wide a selection of healthy protein meals. Variety is the spice of life. The amount of seafood you need to consume is at least eight ounces of prepared seafood per week.
  5. Children will certainly require less protein. (It all hinges on exactly how old they are).
  6. If you’re wanting to lose weight choose low-fat or lean meats. And do not consume burgers or bacon.
  7. A vegan has lots of alternatives for healthy protein foods. These options are processed soy, grains and greens, and seeds and nuts.