Trying to figure out the carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels can be downright confusing. There’s a number for total carbohydrates but then there are subheadings for dietary fiber, sugars, and sometimes insoluble fiber, sugar alcohols, and other carbohydrates. What Does Everything Mean? Total Carbohydrate, shown in grams, is first. It gives you the total number […]
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There are five different kinds of cooking spray in my kitchen cabinet: Butter flavor, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Baking, and Professional for high heat cooking. All say they are for non-stick cooking or baking. Some say they are for fat-free cooking and baking. The nutrition labels for all five call a serving size a spritz […]
Oh, Oreos! We must love them because we eat 20.5 million of them a day. Over 491 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since they were first introduced on April 2,1912, making them the best selling cookie of the 20th century. They were first baked at the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory, which dates from […]
Do you have a clue what the difference is between reduced fat, low fat, light, and fat free. You practically have to walk around with a cheat sheet — or an app — to figure out if something actually lives up to the promise on the product’s label. The same thing is true on menus, […]
I was recently helping a client learn how to interpret nutrition and ingredients labels of food products. He clearly wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of spending the extra time to read labels. It does take time. But, you don’t have to do it for everything. It’s particularly important to get a feeling for products that […]
Trying to interpret the carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels can be downright confusing. There’s a number for total carbohydrates but then there are subheadings for dietary fiber, sugars, and sometimes insoluble fiber, sugar alcohols, and other carbohydrates. What Does Everything Mean? Total Carbohydrate, shown in grams, is first. It gives you the total number of […]
Cholesterol. We all have it in our bodies. It’s used to form cell membranes, some hormones, and for other functions. But, too high a level in your blood can be a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. You get cholesterol in two ways. Your body (mainly your liver) usually makes about 1,000 milligrams a day. You also […]
The season of sugar plum fairies, ribbon candy, and sparkly cookies (and even fruit cake) is upon us. For about the past ten years we’ve been warned about watching how much sugar we’re eating and we still haven’t really listened. According to the American Heart Association’s nutrition committee, Americans average 475 calories from added sugars […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.
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