Health Tip: Reading Food Labels12/05/13
(HealthDay News) -- Reading product labels can help you choose
the healthiest foods.
The Womenshealth.gov website offers this advice about food
- Read the serving size and how many servings are in a container.
Also note the number of calories per serving and calories from
- Read the percentage daily values, which tell you how much of
the recommended daily intake of a particular ingredient you will
receive from eating a portion of that food.
- Read amounts of trans fat, saturated fat, total fat,
cholesterol and sodium, avoiding foods with high amounts of
- Opt for foods with high amounts of fiber.
- Check for sufficient amounts of iron, calcium, potassium and
vitamins A and C.
- Opt for foods with high protein content that are low in
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