Following my blog on Food Literacy: 6 Tips for Reading Food Labels where I gave some protips for reading ingredients on food labels, I was asked the following question by several people: What about nutrition facts and calories, how do you read those? So I thought I'd answer here.
I don't really find the nutritional facts aside from mineral and protein values really helpful. Calorie, carb, fat and cholesterol quantities don't really tell me anything because not all calories,
Processed foods are the big no no! We probably all know that by now. But why is it so forbidden? We've become so industrialized that when food used to be processed before as a way to either cook it, enhance it or preserve it, these days processed food usually has no actual food in it. Most of the time, processed foods are a jumble of unpronounceable chemicals.
As a health and nutrition doula/coach, I do not advocate for any one type of universal diet as everyone is built di