How Do I Calculate Calories for my Diet?

How Do I Calculate Calories for my Diet?
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just made it easier for people to maintain healthy diets while on the go with a new nutrient database.

The National Nutrient Database of more than 6,000 food items can now be downloaded into personal computers, PDA’s, and hand held computers for easy reference.

The database program, which is categorized by food groups, allows users to scroll through an alphabetized list of foods, and gives consumers information on approximately 30 nutrients in each food listed. It also includes a handy “portion modifier” feature that allows consumers to adjust the given portion size, either upwards or downwards, to the portion size that they would ordinarily eat.

Download database here: NUTRIENT DATA LABORATORY- Database