Nutrition detecting tools for you

June 4, 2013 |

You cannot trust food manufacturers

You cannot trust food manufacturersIn the economic system where profit is the major factor that determines economic growth and success of a business, profit maximization is the ultimate goal that every business is struggling to achieve. Obviously, the existing paradigm of economy is dramatically disconnected from the major goals that are pursuing by every human being: health, happiness and freedom. This is especially easy to see in food industry. This is why we have factory farming and mass production of food controlled by a few monstrous cartels instead of millions of small farmer producers; this is why we have Genetically Modified Food instead of a naturally grown one; this is why we have millions of people tricked into drinking Coca-Cola and other sodas instead of drinking pure water; this is why we have a hundred of ingredients in chemical sponge they call “bread” instead of real bread consisting of a few basic ingredients. Food manufacturers and politicians preach that mass production of food is a bliss that offers cheap food affordable for everyone. But they fail to inform you that “cheap” food comes at the cost of killing the natural environment and jeopardizing the very existence of human civilization on planet Earth.

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No wonder that even the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has recently expressed his concerns about the quality and price of what we eat: “The price of apparently cheap food is costing nothing less than the Earth.” It would be quite foolish to think that mass production of food is capable of feeding the growing population of planet when 40% of food is wasted in the United States alone. Well, do not be too surprised: Profit-driven economy is wasteful by its nature and artificial scarcity is one of the tools to achieve profit maximization. Thousands of food labels and advertisements loaded with overstated health claims are trying to trick you into buying chemically and genetically engineered food surrogates. You cannot trust food manufacturers, it is vital for you to be educated enough for being capable of making real healthy food choices. Here is just one bright infamous example (video): Blueberries faked in cereals, muffins, bagels and other food products. Powerful manufacturers even influence scientific opinion in the name of profit; read Science journal hires former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers should be accepted or rejected and Top 10 lies told by Monsanto on GMO labeling in California. How about artificially inflated “superfoods” hype: Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and Other “Superfoods” a Scam? Also read this article: Top ten ways humanity is being murdered in the name of “evidence-based science” and watch video inside. The list is going on and on.

Nutrition detecting tools for you

With over 3000 FDA approved food additives in the American food supply we need to have a kind of nutrition detector instrument helping to identify edible products like metal detector helps finding a gold nugget in mud. Below are listed the three different approaches for you to consider.

Fooducate toolOne of the most advanced and useful tools is offered to you by Fooducate as a free Android and iPhone application embracing database of over 200,000 unique products. The application automatically scans a product barcode; shows product highlights and offers a selection of better alternatives. Fooducate analyzes information found in each product’s nutrition panel and ingredient list. You get to see the stuff manufacturers don’t want you to notice, such as excessive sugar, tricky trans fats, additives and preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, controversial food colorings, confusing serving sizes and calories per actual serving size. Fooducate also offers specialized versions of diet trackers for iPhone: Fooducate Plus for $3.99, Allergy and Gluten Free tracker for $4.99 and Diabetes Nutrition and Diet tracker for $3.99.

NuVal toolThe NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System is another approach. The NuVal System developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, helps you to see – at a glance – the nutritional value of the food you buy. The NuVal System scores food on a scale of 1-100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition. It’s that simple. And it’s coming to every aisle of your favorite grocery stores – right there on the shelf tag.  Now you can compare overall nutrition the same way you compare price. You can even compare apples and oranges. The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System gives you the information to make an informed decision. And why isn’t the product in all stores? To get NuVal, you have to pay for it, which some chains aren’t willing to do.

Self Nutrition DataOn Self Nutrition Data you’ll find detailed nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods. You will get Estimated Glycemic Load™, IF (Inflammation Factor) Ratings™, and omega-3 to omega-6 ratios and their effects on your body; Fast-food nutrition facts for restaurants like Arby’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Starbucks, and sensible diet advice.

 The Dye Diet Calculator is a free tool based on lists of ingredients which provides you with two critical values describing every product:

  • Potential Health Risk and
  • Nutritional Value.

The lower Health Risk (colored green) and higher the Nutritional Value (colored green), the healthier is a product. Every calculation result opens access to detailed information about every single food additive, shows a list of food additives to avoid that includes artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, potentially dangerous preservatives, emulsifiers and other questionable food chemicals.

The Dye Diet Calculator tool

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Lists of food additives to avoid are cross-linked with other products in the database so you can see which other products contain the unwilling chemicals. Also you may see other nutritional information:

  • Caloric and sugar content of a product.

With all this information in hands you can see why a product is “good” or “bad” for you and make your own informed decision. Because it’s based on the ingredients, Dye Diet Calculator doesn’t have to maintain huge product database to answer your questions about a product of interest. All you need is to introduce a product name, the ingredients, hit “Calculate” and the application will calculate Health Risk and Nutritional Values for you to consider. However, once introduced every product is stored in the product database so those who come after you will enjoy “free ride” of getting the nutrition outcome without need to introduce ingredients and calculation. So by using the Dye Diet Calculator you learn, take part in development of a useful tool and take action of helping others.

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