Shopping for healthy foods can be daunting, especially when it comes to understanding nutritional labels. Grams, calories, percentages, recommended allowances. Is there a way to quickly assess whether a food is “healthy” or not?
I have a daughter who is vegan and a son who is involved in all kinds of afternoon sports and I’m concerned that they might not be getting enough protein in their diets. I see all sorts of products on the grocery shelves with labels that say “added protein” or list the amount of protein on the front of the package; do I need to buy those products to make sure my kids are getting the protein they need? br> br>
The short answer is: No, you don’t need to buy protein enhanced products to ensure adequate protein in your children’s (or an adult’s) daily diet.
Are “natural” foods the same as “organic” foods? Is one better than the other for me and my family? Let’s take each term, one at a time.
In my family we all love pasta and could eat it every day! Dreamfields claims that their pasta is healthier than regular pasta as their “unique manufacturing process creates a matrix within the pasta protecting 31 grams of carbs from being digested.” Can you educate me on this??
The question Ina answers this week: “We are concerned about GMOs in our diet. Can you tell me which foods I should avoid to keep GMOs out of our pantry and off our plates?”