I’ve always been conscious about what I eat, but about ten years ago I really started to focus on understanding nutrition. Over the years, I’ve noticed that many people eat foods without knowing much about ingredients or where they come from. For instance, do you really know what the difference is between saturated fat and unsaturated fat? What does trans fat mean and why are we told not to eat it? Well kudos to you if you are reading this, because that means that you’re interested in understanding food labels more clearly! In an effort to make it a bit easier and understandable, I’ve compiled some information that I hope you will find helpful.
Below I discuss how to read and understand the most obvious wording on the label – the “Nutrition Facts” section. I also focus on seven categories that are very important to understand when reading a food label; sugar, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, and fiber. Continue reading “How To Read and Understand Nutrition Fact Labels”