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Read Food Labels Properly

Food Labels | Foodfacts.com

Food Labels | Foodfacts.com

Knowing what is in the foods you eat is so important if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Researchers have found that those who took a few extra seconds to read food labels ate 6% less fat than people who did not.

Deciphering nutrition labels can be a bit overwhelming. All the terms, the measurements: it can be taxing at times. But you really don’t have to read every single word and line to get a good idea of what it is you are putting into your body. That’s also where Foodfacts.com comes in – providing its members with empowering, objective information for a better and healthier nutrition lifestyle.

Every word on a food label has a meaning, so educating yourself about the definitions behind the words can help you to choose foods that will be good for your body. It will only take a few seconds to glance at the labels, but you can quickly size up a product and determine if it is good for you, or if you should pass it by.

Knowing how to read food labels can be especially helpful if you know you need to include more of something in your diet. Physician says you need more fiber? Then make sure the food label reads a higher fiber content. Need to lose weight and cut back on your fat? Chose food whose labels have a low fat content.

Obviously, fruits and vegetables will not come with labels. These foods come as they are with no hidden surprises. The foods we want to check into more thoroughly are the ones that are packaged.

LEARN how to read a food label interactively, courtesy of Food Facts.com! Click here and try it out!

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