How to Read a Food Label | The nutrition facts label helps us keep conscious awareness of our daily nutritional intake values. The Nutritional Facts Label system is based upon a 2,000 calorie diet and provides a means to monitor the daily consumption of calories, protein, sodium, sugars, trans fat, and other dietetics involved in maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
Educating yourself in reading food labels can help you to do such things as target wholesome carbohydrates and whole grain, lower body fat, reduce sodium, prevent heart disease and lower blood cholesterol.

The Nutrition Facts Panel - An Overview
The Serving Size
Calories (and Calories from Fat)
The Nutrients: How Much?
Understanding the Footnote
How the Daily Values (DV) Relate to the %DVs
The Percent Daily Value (%DV)
Quick Guide to %DV
Nutrients With a %DV but No Weight Listed - Spotlight on Calcium
Nutrients Without a %DV: Trans Fats, Protein, and Sugars
How to read food labels

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