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Old 11-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
Stephen Smith
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Depressing snapshot of FDA nutrition standards

I've known that our government's idea of nutrition standards is way off but it really hit home today when I read the nutritional info on a power bar... The 30g of carbs and 12g of protein didn't shock me, but I did a double-take when I realized 30g carbs is only 10% of the RDA, but 12g protein is 24% of the RDA!
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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Re: Depressing snapshot of FDA nutrition standards

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I've known that our government's idea of nutrition standards is way off but it really hit home today when I read the nutritional info on a power bar... The 30g of carbs and 12g of protein didn't shock me, but I did a double-take when I realized 30g carbs is only 10% of the RDA, but 12g protein is 24% of the RDA!
Energy requirements are far greater than protein requirements so those percentages are about right.
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