How to read nutritional labels on your food.

Several easy to spot traits of healthy food labels.

  • Calories from fat should be less than half of the total of calories. This lets you know the food is not made up of just fat.
  • Grams of sugar should be less than half the total of carbs. This lets you know the food is a complex carb.
  • Look for low percentages in daily value of fats, cholesterol and sodium.
  • Look for high percentages in daily value of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Watch for serving sizes they are not always the same on like foods. They are usually smaller than what the average person will consume.
  • Foods that mention low fat, non fat, sugar free, or low sugar can sometimes have higher calories and sodium. Be sure to read the whole label.

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