Thursday, May 17, 2012

How To Read The Label

Start: Be aware that serving size really does count! Often there will be more than one serving in a container!

Note the difference between empty calories and nutritious calories.

Know your calorie limits for the day and use this information judge whether this is a good choice for you.

Fats, Cholesterol and Sodium in high amounts can be hazardous to your health.  You should have no more that 2300 mg of sodium in a day and try to avoid saturated and trans fats.

Fiber has been shown to help with digestive health and helps you to feel more full, which can help you maintain and lose weight. Women should be getting 25 grams and men 30g per day. Also your vitamins are essential to immunity health and vitality.

Daily values are usually based on a 2,000 or 2,500 calorie diet.  This is meant to help you keep track of your percentage goal for each of the essential nutrients like fats, protein, etc. 

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