23 April 2007

Decoding Food Labels

This explains quite nicely how to read the label on the foods and drinks you purchase. While this article is directed towards those with diabetes, everyone should know how to read one.


The nutrients at the top of the food label, total fat, cholesterol, & sodium should be limited to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Look at the total carbohydrate value to determine if the carbohydrate content of the food will fit into your meal plan. If you are limited to 60 carbs per meal, it's not a good idea to buy bagels that are 70 grams per serving. Use the % daily values as a tool for healthy meal planning, but remember that your requirements may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.

When it comes to food labels & diabetes management you have what it takes to solve the mystery.

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