Category Archives: Nutrition

How Carbs Are Calculated in Different Countries

Does carbohydrate include fiber? The answer is yes… and no! It depends on where you live. By the dictionary definition, carbohydrate is chemically composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and is generally made up of sugars, starch, and fiber. When carbohydrate is listed in food composition tables, or on Nutrition Facts panels, however there are several international...
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5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Nutrition Database

Food Nutrition DatabaseA simple Internet search for a nutrition database will yield thousands of returns. So, how do you choose which one is right for you?

We have some ideas. 1. Avoid Crowd-sourced Data This may seem obvious, however some start-ups are out there creating massive databases built on...
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Filling Up: The Benefits of Fiber in Our Diet

FiberWith the FDA's proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel, a few nutrients have been getting more press lately. One of those is fiber. We all hear that we need more fiber in our diets and so we try to eat more beans and whole grains. But,...
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