Example of an American grocery store aisle.

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It is amazing how countless aspects of life are modified at midlife, including ones nutritional necessities. As a young mother and wife, nutrition facts were very important to me. Back in the day, I labeled the task of grocery shopping “the dreaded.” Acquaintances happening upon my label thought it quite hilarious. Those who knew me well understood completely. You see, I was label reader and very particular about what my family consumed. This is not to say that I am a food extremist but rather vigilantly responsible about their nutritional values. As a result, I would spend countless hours in the grocery store. Every new product received a thorough examination prior to my purchasing. Nowadays I continue to perform “the dreaded” but for those who have a completely different set of nutritional needs. Aaahhh midlife learning… simply embrace it!

 

Upon receiving the opportunity to review quicknutritionfacts.com, I enthusiastically accepted. The mission of quicknutritionfacts.com is to provide users with nutrition information on foods commonly eaten worldwide and to assist in attaining better health and wellness. The topic suites me completely considering “the dreaded” and midlife alterations, wouldn’t you agree?

Quicknutritionfacts.com

The home page provides little know facts about random foods and changes with each reload of the home page. Front and center users will find essential nutrients link table, broken down into vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Each nutrient page gives a brief description of the nutritional value and the top 25 foods containing that nutrient. Another supportive feature on the home page is a BMI (Body Mass Index) and BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) calculator. Body mass index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Basal Metabolic rate measures the amount of energy your body needs simply to function. BMI and BMR information is very helpful for those who are dieting and exercising to improver overall wellness.

Navigating Nutrition

The website is broken into 25 or so categories of foods and food products. A few main category examples are baby foods, baked products, cereals grains pasta, fast foods, and fats and oils – you get the idea. The main food categories formulate a simple browsing and navigation experience.  The custom search option allows users to find specific foods and their nutritional values.

 

The "Nutrition Facts" table indicate...

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Nutritional Information

The website provides an easy to read standard nutritional label common to most products. This provides basic nutrition facts, serving sizes, and the daily percentage values. In addition to a standard nutritional label, related vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats, and sterols are also provided. The nutrition data itself is taken directly from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR23 released September 2010). With each new annual September release, the site will be updated.

Summary

Overall, I found the site very beneficial for those concerned with a variety of nutritional aspects, including dieting, fitness, and healing. It was to navigate, clearly written, and very thorough. Because many of the categories contain the word product, I thought the site might contain brand names. After repeated searches, I found the information to be strictly nutritional and very in depth.


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