Guide To Food Labels

Guide To Food Labels

Knowing how to read and understand the Nutrition Facts label can help with proper nutrition and diet. The label information can be overwhelming. Once the information is broken down, though, it’s easier to understand which foods are good and which are bad
serving Size
Each Nutrition Facts label shows its element serving size and number of servings per package. It is important to understand the number of servings in the package so you do not eat more.
calories
Marked notes calories, too. Calories are a measure of how much energy a serving of the food provides. If a serving equals 200 calories, but you ate two servings, so you eat 400 calories worth of energy
Nutrients
The food label contains two groups of nutrients :. Nutrients you should limit (fat, cholesterol, sodium) and nutrients you should have (fiber, vitamins, minerals). Cutting out saturated fat and sodium while increasing vitamin and mineral content should be the focus when reading food labels.
Daily Value Percent
Food containing a percentage under the label headline Daily Value or DV, which is set to 2000 kilocalories average. The percentages on a food reflects the recommended amount on a 2,000-kilocalorie daily level.

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