Nutrition labels are misleading us

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But wheres that fiber coming from? Check the ingredients. Most of it comes from chicory root extract, although whole-grain oats contribute a little bit, too. Food manufacturers like chicory root because it does not negatively impact the foods taste or texture, and it can even replace fat as it lends a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The only problem?
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Nutrition Labels Aimed to Dupe Consumers—And How to Tell What You’re Really Eating

Causeway Approach, Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin Street. View full size COAST nutrition site guests will enjoy both a birthday and a Fall special during the week of Sept. 9-13.NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive Sept. 9: Country meatballs, green peas, mashed potatoes, whole wheat bread, oatmeal cookie. Sept.
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COAST nutrition sites announce menus for Sept. 9-13

According to new estimates, almonds have 20 percent less calories than previously thought. What happened to the other 20 percent? They come out our other end, so to speak. Almonds are hard and brittle and a lot of the energy in them is packed within their cell walls, making it partially inaccessible to our digestive systems.
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