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Healthy by choice NOT by chance

Having trouble figuring out what you can eat? Here are a few sites that can help. And remember the words of nutritionist Jeff Novick, "Never ever believe anything you read on the front of a package. Ever!"


About.com's calorie count is a great source for nutritional information. Browse foods by category, brand name, recipe or restaurant. Search their database of 110,000 foods and 392,000 recipes or type your own favorite recipe into the Recipe Analyzer and get the facts.


CalorieKing also has an impressive database of foods and dishes. What's really cool about this site is its restaurant information. Say some of your nutritionally-challenged friends want to take you to Olive Garden for your birthday. What can you eat? Just type "Olive Garden" in the "Search for a food:" box below and click the "Go" button. Don't see what you're looking for? Click the "view more" link next to Olive Garden on the search results page to see the complete list of Olive Garden dishes in the CalorieKing database.

Be careful, though, these guys will try to sell you a lot of stuff that you don't need.

CalorieKing food search

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BizCalcs.com's Nutrition Label Calculator has a phenomenal database of raw and processed foods as well as popular fast food items. Just type in the first few letters of what you're looking for then select a match from a list of matching choices. A great tool, though it can be a bit cranky. Click the link below to try it out.

Free Online Calculators and Assessments at BizCalcs.com
Nutrition Label Calculator

Much more than just a source for label information, NutritionData.com is a veritable cornucopia of information about food, health and nutrition. Take a look for yourself by clicking here.