Nutrition labels are misleading us

Dr. Braxton Cosby shares the basics of good nutrition part 2

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Count Chocula dilemma. As noted above, if one compares 100-calorie portions of the two cereals, Count Chocula actually packs more of many vitamins and minerals. (Grape Nuts wins out on a few, like potassium.) So does that make it healthy? Even before we address the vitamins, its worthwhile to note that Count Chocula is utterly packed with sugar and little else of value (healthy fats, protein or fiber). The second most prevalent ingredient in the cereal is sugar, and that doesnt even include the sugar in the marshmallows, which appears separately.
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Nutrition Labels Aimed to Dupe Consumers—And How to Tell What You’re Really Eating

Calories in minus calories out equals weight gain or weight loss. Right? So whats the difference between an equal amount of calories worth of fresh fruit, and, say, Doritos? Or for a more equivalent comparison, between a whole food like oatmeal and a processed food with similar ingredients like Cheerios? Melanie Warner, author of Pandoras Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, points out even though the foods have the same number of calories, they often provide different levels of satiation. Say you’re eating an equivalent amount of calories of potato chips versus a banana, she says. There’s no question that you’d feel a lot fuller if you eat the banana.
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You need to lose weight quickly. So, there has to be an attempt to perfect that which you are working on. Water is an easy fix. The focus here: intake and hydration. TH: What exactly does intake and hydration mean? BC: Let me explain.
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