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How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label
Solving the Ninth Mystery of the World
3/18/2008 5:42:13 PM
When I start watching the salt intake for my sweet hubby, began reading labels of what we ate, I was sure the food industry was doing its best to be legal and obscure. Sure, it is listed but you have to be an informed consumer and translate the contents. I make most of what we eat now from scratch, healther and tastes great!
This article makes sense I have found that when I eat soups , like Campbell's Healthy request it says to add one can of water. Which makes it 2.5 servings which if you eat it all can add up. I have gotten to where soup wise I pour the can of soup in a measuring cup and then add enough water to make 1 serving or if it already has liquid in the soup I don add any. It really helps when your watching the calories cause the per serving can really get you.
Great article. What makes me angry is to buy Juice that says "Blueberry Juice" then find that Apple Juice is the first ingredient on the label, meaning there is more of it than blueberry juice. This also happens with Spaghetti Sauce, when it says it has mushrooms or meat, it is only a tiny amount and you are paying a lot more than plain sauce.
this article is somewhat misleading, it is saying to stay away from fats... yes sat. and trans fats are bad, but you need poly. and mono. fats for 1. good health and 2. to lose weight. I aviod fat free foods and instead look for the good fats....
There is so much information out there that we all want and need guidelines to interpret the information. The 5%, 20% tip is really useful. It will give me a new perspective when reading labels. Thanks Laura.
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