The Facts About Nutrition Labels

The Facts About Nutrition Labels

The nutrition label located on each and every food item, will tell you all the information about the food. For some people however, this information isn’t exactly all that reader friendly. However, understanding food labels is a lot easier to understand than you may think.

Here is a quick run down on what the basics mean on nutrition labels:

 

Facts About Nutrition Labels

Nutrition Labels

 

Serving Size:

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

% Daily Value:

This 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 important nutrients.

The Middle Section:

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

Vitamins And Minerals:

The percent daily value found here is the exact same as the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamins and minerals.

Now that you know the facts about nutrition labels and what it all actually means, it’ll be a lot easier for you to eat healthy. Eating healthy is a great thing. Especially when you use the nutrition label to assist you with making good food choices.

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