6 Grocery Shopping Hacks

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Grocery shopping is a difficult task, and not to mention when you are hungry and trying to eat healthy. All the claims and numbers on the packet can look like a whole new language however, it is important that we read the labels of the foods that we eat and have a general understanding of what the labels mean. We need to understand exactly what the contents mean and what to look out for.

When you're reading the nutrition information panel in the grocery store and have no idea what the numbers mean we want to be there to help you.  This is why we have done a breakdown of 6 simples guidelines for reading nutrition labels.

 

6 SIMPLE GUIDELINES FOR READING NUTRITION LABELS

SERVING SIZE

Start here. Check out the serving size and servings per container. This can be tricky!

 

CHECK THE CALORIES

Remember that the calories listed are per serving.

 

NUTRITION VALUES

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet: 5% or less is low. 20% or more is high.

 

LIMIT THESE NUTRIENTS

Look for absolutely 0% of calories from trans fat. Ideally, packages should have less than 300 mg of cholesterol and less than 2,300 mg of sodium.

 

GET MORE OF THESE NUTRIENTS

Look for packages high in vitamins and minerals. Also, choose foods with high fiber: 1 gram of fiber for every 10 grams of carbs is a good standard.

 

KNOW THE INGREDIENTS

Look for “whole grains” in the first three ingredients listed. Don’t recognize an ingredient name? Proceed with caution.

 

Source: thechalkboardmag.com

 

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