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Why counting calories is guesswork at best

Why counting calories is guesswork at best | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Some food and vitamin labels are not just misleading, but downright wrong. And the government is partly to blame.

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100-calorie snacks could be 120 calories and still satisfy FDA regulators

 
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Ellen H Ullman, MSW's comment, November 7, 2013 9:53 PM
Class II nutrients are vitamins, minerals, protein, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, other carbohydrate, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, or potassium that occur naturally in a food product. Class II nutrients must be present at 80% or more of the value declared on the label. As an example: If vitamin C is a naturally occurring nutrient in a product, and the product declares 10% DV vitamin C (i.e., 6 mg/serving) on its label, then laboratory analysis must find at least 80% of the label value (80% of 6 mg or 4.8 mg vitamin C/serving) for the product to be in compliance.<br><br>The Third Group nutrients include calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. However, for products (e.g., fruit drinks, juices, and confectioneries) with a sugars content of 90 percent or more of total carbohydrate, to prevent labeling anomalies due in part to rounding, FDA treats total carbohydrate as a Third Group nutrient instead of a Class II nutrient. For foods with label declarations of Third Group nutrients, the ratio between the amount obtained by laboratory analysis and the amount declared on the product label in the Nutrition Facts panel must be 120% or less, i.e., the label is considered to be out of compliance if the nutrient content of a composite of the product is greater than 20% above the value declared on the label. For example, if a laboratory analysis found 8 g of total fat/serving in a product that stated that it contained 6 g of total fat/serving, the ratio between the laboratory value and the label value would be (8 / 6) x 100 = 133%, and the product label would be considered to be out of compliance.<br><br>Reasonable excesses of class I and II nutrients above labeled amounts and reasonable deficiencies of the Third Group nutrients are usually considered acceptable by the agency within good manufacturing practices. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm063113.htm

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Rev Run And Wife Justine Spread Diabetes Awareness

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8 Diabetes Myths and Tips to Manage the Disease - A Healthier Michigan

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In the United States, 8.3 percent of the population has diabetes. That’s a whopping 25.8 million people. The percentage of people with the disease is even higher in Muskegon County, especially in t...
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12 Delicious Diabetic Special Recipes

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“Here are the 12 most delicious diabetic special recipes for you to try. Have a look.”
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Diabetic Friendly Comfort Foods

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Eating to prevent or manage diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up foods you love.

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Infographic: Carb Controlled Snacks

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Diabetic Carb Controlled Snacks

 

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Possible Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Type 2 Diabetes

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The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: (Paleo) Almond-Berry Tartlets

The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: (Paleo) Almond-Berry Tartlets | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Delicious grain-free, gluten-free, paleo friendly almond-berry tartlets

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, September 12, 6:29 PM

that looks scrupmtious

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 14, 8:53 PM

Tempting too!

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What are the health benefits of mangoes? - Medical News Today

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Coffee Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk - New York Times (blog)

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Drinking more coffee may decrease your risk of Type 2 diabetes, while cutting down may increase your risk, a new study has found.
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Sugar-free Pina Colada Fruit Salad Recipe - Key Ingredient

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This delicious salad is a snap to prepare. It is healthy, reduced calorie, and diabetic friendly, as it is made with SUGARLESSe™. Just spoon into ...

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, March 25, 4:38 PM

Chill it well and enjoy!

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Why Do Cuts Take So Long to Heal? - Type 2 Diabetes

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Favorite Diabetic Friendly Deserts

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Diabetic Connect

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Diabetes Miracle Cure: Natural Diabetes Treatment For Diabetes Type 1,Type 2 ... - WBOY-TV

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Healthy Diabetic Recipe: Asparagus Fondue

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This low-fat, diabetes-friendly recipe is both nutritious and delicious. Make it when you’re in the mood for something different and you’ll be in for a treat.
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NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Talks About His Diabetes

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So when Cutler lost 35 pounds and felt continually tired during April workouts for the 2008 season with the Denver Broncos, he wrote it off as stress-related.  When a team trainer pulled him aside after a routine physical, Cutler never saw it coming.

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Peanut Butter Top Diabetic Snack

 

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Infographic: Alternatives to Sugar

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Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis

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First Coast News Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis First Coast News Tabitha Jordan of Louisville says she was eating poorly, struggling to find time for exercise and packing on pounds when her doctor diagnosed pre-diabetes in...

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Diabetic Connect

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Healthy Spring Sprout Salad - Foods4BetterHealth

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A healthy recipe to start off the new season!

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, March 28, 8:50 AM

Make sure it is of organic origin!

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Sprouts are delicious and fun to grow,,,'

Convenient as well.

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Crock Pot Pork - Diabetic Friendly

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Ready to make this for dinner!