An Easy & Quick Way for Using Food Labels


Always a good reminder:

Dona Maria Mesmar

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Does this snack have a lot of saturated fat? carbohydrates? Enough vitamins?

A lot of people have troubles reading nutrition labels. We check the nutrition facts and get lost with the provided numbers and percentages… Ever wondered how to correctly use these food labels?

In this article, I will teach you an easy and quick way for using the food labels to make better food packaged choices.

When you look at the nutrition facts, you see “% Daily Value”. This value helps you determine whether a packaged food is high or low in specific nutrients. How?

Remember the numbers 5 and 15.

If a food has ≤5 %DV of a nutrient, it is considered to be low in that nutrient.

If a food has  ≥15 %DV of a nutrient, it is considered to be high in that nutrient.

Let’s take the example of milk (1% partly skimmed). Below…

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