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Whether you are trying to be conscious of the carbohydrates in your food or watching your portion sizes for weight loss, reading labels can be very daunting. At first glance, there are many numbers and percentages that jump out, and it’s hard to know what is good and what is bad. Kim Hammon, Registered Dietitian at NorthShore, breaks the nutrition label into five parts to help us better understand:
It is important to remember that the % Daily Value is based on an entire day’s worth of meals.
When it comes to reading labels, practice makes perfect. If you still have any questions, talk with a Registered Dietitian.
How has reading labels helped you improve nutrition in your diet?