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Facts About Nutrition Labels

 

The nutrition label located on each and every food item will tell you all the information about that food. For some, however, this information it’s not really that reader friendly. Fear not, as it’s easier than you think.

Serving Size
This size is based on the amount people eat. Similar food items will have similar serving sizes, thus making it simpler
to compare two foods of the same category.

% Daily Value
The daily value indicates how food will fit in a 2,000 calorie diet. This will help you to understand if the food has a lot or just a little of the essential nutrients.

The middle section
The nutrients you’ll find listed in the middle section Are the ones that are most critical to your health.  This information can help you to calculate your daily limit of fat, fiber, sodium, and other nutrients.

Vitamins & minerals

The percent daily value found here is the same as the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamins and minerals. Now that you know what the nutrition label means, it’ll be a lot easy to eat healthily. Eating healthy is a great thing – especially when you use the nutrition label to assist you with your food choices.

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