Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are You Label-Literate?

  • Are you label-literate?

    Plenty of food packages carry claims, and the US Food and Drug Administration has strict guidelines for the use of certain food label terms.

    Here are a few of the most common claim and what they mean:

    Low calorie – Less then 40 calories per serving

    Low sodium – Less then 140 mg of sodium per serving

    Low cholesterol – Less then 20 mg of cholesterol and 2 g or less of saturated fat per serving

    High fiber – Five or more grams of fiber per serving

    Good source of – Provides at least 10 percent of the recommended daily value of a particular vitamin or nutrient per serving

    Don’t be misled by some claims. To be fully informed, read the label yourself to determine exactly what your getting in every serving.

    Source: GHP Living Well


  1. Weight Watchers Germany launched its new program this longer just calories and sat fat we need to worry its protein, carbs, fat and fiber...been working out my points with the foods I usually eat and now see what was one point is now 2...gosh...

  2. Thank you for that update, I will check out that program.
    I do normally watch 3 macros the most: