Tuesday, January 7, 2014

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON NUTRITION LABELS!

I am always pushing you to read the nutrition labels on all the foods you eat. It is very important to know what you are putting into your body and food manufacturers have a lot of tricks to sneak unhealthy ingredients into foods to make them taste better or perhaps even to addict you to certain foods/beverages.
But what is the most important thing on those nutrition labels for you to know? Quite simply, the most important thing on the label for you to know is the serving size! Everything else is based on that knowledge. All the other numbers are per serving! You may notice 15g of sugar, for example, and think that's not bad. But is that for the whole bag, can, etc, or for 1/2 cup, 10 chips, etc? Make sure the first thing you read is the serving size and then apply that to the other numbers based on how many servings you are going to eat!

Click on picture to enlarge for easier reading. Notice this particular item list the nutritional value for only 1/6 of the recipe. If you eat half the recipe or 3/6 you would be eating 105 grams of sugar.



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