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How To Read Food Labels

For mindful eaters, it is essential to understand the healthfulness of packaged foods that we consume on a daily basis. Having a clear understanding of food labels and the nutrition facts listed on the food panel, allows you to live a healthier lifestyle by arming yourself with knowledge by simply knowing what we are putting into our body.



Listed below are a few quick tips to help you understand the nutritional values of products regarding the number of servings, calorie count, fat, sugar and other nutritional content so that you can make better choices before spending money on foods that are not good for you!


BENEFITS OF READING FOOD LABELS:

  • Improve your dietary habits

  • Allows you to cut back the saturated fats, added sugar and extra amounts of salt

  • It offers key information regarding the nutrition

  • It allows you to consume low-calorie food to help with weight loss


AVOID FOODS:

  • Trans fat

  • Long ingredients list containing artificial ingredients and added chemicals

  • Additional sugars (sucrose, glucose, sugar, maltodextrin, corn syrup, etc..)


IMPORTANT FOOD FACTS:

Serving Size: Look for the serving size and number of servings per package.


Total Calories: Total calories are important especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight.