Articles in Category: Nutrition for adults

Top 15 Healthy Food Myths Busted

on Saturday, 26 November 2011. Posted in Nutrition for adults, Diet and Nutrition Written By: Archana Mahendra

Top 15 Healthy Food Myths Busted

Do foods advertised as sugar free, low fat or multi-grain; tempt you to buy them because they represent healthy foods. Well think again, just because a product is advertised as healthy, it necessarily isn't one.

People these days are very health conscious and hence, are always on the lookout for food products that are beneficial for health. This has started a trend where every food product is preferred to be marketed as a healthy food item. However, we suggest you read food and nutrition labels carefully before you indulge in them; your health food may actually be loaded with tons of harmful sugar and fat too.

Here's a list of Top 15 health foods that you may have been made to believe are healthy, but may not actually be so.

Understanding The Nutrition Fact Labels

on Monday, 19 December 2011. Posted in Nutrition for adults, Diet and Nutrition Written By: Archana Mahendra

Understanding The Nutrition Fact Labels

Ever bothered to glance at the nutrition fact label when shopping for food products? Well you should, as this habit will always help you make healthy food choices.

Printing of nutrition fact labels is compulsory on most packaged and processed foods. The objective is to help consumers understand facts like the amount of calories and nutrients in one serving of the product; and hence make well-versed choices while purchasing food products.

The nutrition fact labels generally indicate the amount of cholesterol, sodium, fat, sugar, carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and mineral content in the food product.

Here’s how you can interpret the terms on a nutrition label: