The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The only sugar in milk is lactose, a sugar that some people have trouble digesting. All of the lactose is in the fat free portion, not in the milk fat. At a higher … Continue reading

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On Cereal Serving Sizes. Grape Nuts as an Example

On Cereal Serving Sizes. Grape Nuts as an Example

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS A serving of Post Grape-Nuts ready-to-eat breakfast cereal weighs 58g. A serving of Post Grape-Nuts Flakes ready-to-eat breakfast cereal weighs only 29g.     The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS It has been on my mind to write a rebuttal to the charge that ‘added  sugars’ consumption from food is a major cause of America’s obesity epidemic.  I wish to … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

image: kimballlarsen.com This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Beginning May 8, 1993 the American public has benefited from information about the composition of foods and beverages.  That date was the deadline for placing ‘Nutrition Facts’ on the … Continue reading

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4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS I’d like to show you what food companies are doing to improve the nutrition labeling characteristics of their products. Having a special interest in dairy products, I’ll begin by using two … Continue reading

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