|05-09-2012, 02:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2012
What to look for on labels?
I know I should be looking at fat, sugar, carbs and protein when I look at the nutrition labels but what else should I look at?
|05-09-2012, 03:18 PM||#2|
The Gristle Eating Giant
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: KC MO
Training Exp: 4
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Rare Steak
I try to avoid peculiar ingredients. I want my canned green beans to have 2 ingredients. Green beans and water.
|05-09-2012, 04:35 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
I look for ingredients with the following directions:
Pair with a vegetable of choice
|05-09-2012, 04:42 PM||#4|
With apelike velocity
Join Date: May 2010
Training Exp: 2 years
Training Type: Heavy Duty
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Steak
Form follows function.
|05-09-2012, 06:14 PM||#5|
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Training Type: Other
Compare products by brand and how they stack up against each other for the same item...thankfully, a lot of this can be done online, find a site with nutrition facts of certain foods and a label of the product is generally there for you to look at.
Always multiply the fat grams, in the portion, by 9 and divide that into the overall calories of the portion to see what the fat percentage really is, but bear in mind that some products, such as those containing nuts, will have a higher fat content but not necessarily in a bad way; so, higher fat content does not always mean it's a bad product, per se.
We are supposed to eat a certain amount of fat on a daily basis to maintain a healthy body and yet we're constantly being told to eat lower fat foods, so where are we supposed to get the necessary fat from? That's a conundrum.
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
|05-09-2012, 06:49 PM||#6|
Manlet of Malice
Join Date: Aug 2010
you look at calories, fats, carbs/fiber, and protein. whichever of the three macros (fats, carbs, protein) is the highest you count that product as that source.
kashi cereal might have "as much protein as an egg", but its a carb source...and not a very good one either. nothing like good old persuasive advertising.
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