The Truth About Nutrition Labels


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Nutrition labels are a great way to get information about the food you’re eating. But sometimes, they can be a little confusing. In this blog post, we will discuss what all of the different terms on nutrition labels mean, and how to make the most informed decisions about the food you eat.

*Serving Size and Calories are Bolded and in a Larger Font 

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This is the first thing you should look at when you’re trying to determine how healthy a food is. The serving size will tell you how much of the food you’re supposed to eat, and the calories will tell you how many calories are in that serving. If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll want to pay attention to the number of calories in each serving.

*Total Fat, Saturated Fat, and Trans Fat

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These are all types of fat that are found in food. Total fat is the amount of all three types of fat in the food. Saturated fat is the type of fat that can raise your cholesterol levels. Trans fat is the type of fat that can increase your risk of heart disease. You’ll want to limit the amount of saturated and trans fat in your diet.

*Cholesterol

This is a type of fat that is found in food. Cholesterol is the type of fat that can raise your cholesterol levels. You’ll want to limit the amount of cholesterol in your diet.

*Sodium

This is a type of salt that is found in food. Sodium can increase your risk of high blood pressure. You’ll want to limit the amount of sodium in your diet.

*Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, and Sugars

These are all types of carbohydrates that are found in food. Total carbohydrate is the amount of all three types of carbohydrates in the food. Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that can help you feel full and can help with weight loss. Sugars are a type of carbohydrate that can cause cavities. You’ll want to limit the number of sugars in your diet.

*Protein

This is a type of nutrient that is found in food. Protein can help you build muscle and can help with weight loss. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet.

*Vitamins and Minerals

These are nutrients that are found in food. Vitamins and minerals are essential for good health. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough of these nutrients in your diet.

*Ingredients

This is a list of all of the ingredients that are in the food. You’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with all of the ingredients in the food, and you’ll want to avoid foods that contain ingredients that you’re allergic to.

Final Verdict

We hope that this blog post has been helpful and that you will use nutrition labels to make informed decisions about the food you eat. The next time you are at the grocery store take a look at the nutrition labels and see if you can find these terms. If yy questions about nutrition labels or the terms used on them feel free to leave a comment below or contact us and we will be happy to help.

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