Choosing Between Nutritional Information Units And Nutritional Facts Calculators

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This is particularly helpful if you like to keep a food diary. Then you can enter in your daily activities, such as whether you walk or jog, and then the Nutritional Facts Table tells you what your recommended intake levels are. Then you can make adjustments to fit your lifestyle.

Enter your daily calorie intake in the Nutritional Facts Calculator. Enter an ingredient list that includes the caloric value of each one of the food groups listed in the Food Guide. Also enter a variety of other additional health and environmental factors, including saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. Enter an almond meal conversion calculator to figure out how many calories of almonds you need to eat to reach a recommended level of protein, fat, and fiber.

Daily Nutrition Needs

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Using the Nutritional Facts Calculator, figure out your daily nutrition needs. Choose food from the column that contains the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy balance of your chosen nutrient group. Almonds are a good choice because their moisture content is very high, and their taste is similar to that of roasted nuts. Enter the moisture percentage in the dry roasted almonds portion of the Nutrient Info Table. The calculator will tell you how many calories you need to eat to reach a particular nutrient level. The same portion of almonds dry roasted at high heat will have almost twice the calories per serving as the same almonds dry roasted in a moderate oven.

The Nutritional Facts Calculation works only when you provide the specific food and nutriments you choose to be calculated. Only then can the Nutritional Information Calculation be properly performed. To use the Nutritional Facts Calculator to measure food portions, select the desired serving size in the drop-down list. The drop-down list will change to indicate different serving sizes, such as cup, half cup, large, and small. Once you have selected a serving size, click the “Calculate” button. The Nutritional Information Calculation now computes the appropriate nutrient value from the food selections you have chosen.

Compare Food Servings

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The third option for the Nutritional Facts Calculation is to compare food servings and convert measures using Nutrient Data Intervals (NDI). This option allows the user to compare the fat, protein, fiber, potassium, and sodium with the selected serving size, and then to convert the results into NDI. This option is handy for calculating dietary info based on a number of foods or on a list of individual foods.

A fourth option that can be used in the Nutritional Facts Calculation is the Mackie Nutra-Track Mini Nutritional Scale. The compact stainless steel weighing scale has a one year warranty and is easy to maintain. The easy to read digital display shows you the weight on the screen in pounds and ounces.

Software Applications

The scale features an easily adjustable scale bar, which allows the user to set the scale to different levels from which you can determine the amount of food that should be eaten, and then easily return the scale back to its original level.

The fifth option in the menu of your choice in the Nutritional Facts Calculation is the ability to choose from a host of free downloadable software applications. These applications provide a more complete range of nutritional facts for many foods than the unit can provide. Some examples of free downloadable software applications available to you are Nutrient Data Complete, Nutrient Data Professional, Health Smart Pro, and Smart Weight Tracker Pro.


An example of a unit that is not supported by any of the aforementioned choices is the pound/weight versus volume calculator. This calculator will convert weight directly to liquid and will not allow the user to measure food volume directly. It is assumed that you are using a liquids only diet for your nutrition information needs. If you are using a powdered beverage as your diet, you may consider the Powdered Beverage Association Unit. The Powdered Beverage Association Unit supports the use of many different powders for the purpose of measuring your nutrient intake. The other choice in this category is the Food Calculator.

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