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How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

Solving the Ninth Mystery of the World


10/26/2017 10:00:36 AM

This info will help me a lot when grocery shopping!
9/27/2017 8:10:23 AM

9/13/2017 7:25:26 PM

Lots of new and different since this article was written -- still good advice to read labels; but be careful with what you read -- serving sizes are not very realistic. 8-)
8/20/2017 3:04:56 PM

Nice to know facts.
7/1/2017 4:51:31 PM

CTYONIT's SparkPage
Great informative articel--I just wonder why there isn't a "type of sugar" breakdown listing like there is "type of fats"
6/11/2017 1:19:37 AM

JAMER123's SparkPage
Good and usable article. Thank you.
5/21/2017 11:42:36 AM

Great article has taught me how to read labels. Really helpful
5/20/2017 9:10:57 PM

MSROZZIE's SparkPage
Great article. Lots of valuable information provided!
5/10/2017 6:23:50 AM

I love cracking the code
4/4/2017 7:51:09 AM

The 5 and 20% guidelines are a great little check, especially when you are in the grocery store and trying to glance in a hurry. Thanks for sharing this tip.
4/2/2017 8:36:22 PM

CPETERSEN72's SparkPage
I have embraced the Keto eating life style. So i eat less than 20 grams of carbs, at least 78 grams of protien and up to 96 grams of fat daily. I rarly buy or eat prosessed foods. Reading lables is a must for me to stay on track.
6/10/2016 9:34:00 AM

Thank-you for the article I wanted to know what was considered high sodium and carbs in a food and the 5%-20% general rule is very helpful.
2/6/2016 10:41:34 AM

LONBATT's SparkPage
The 5 & 20% is a great rule of thumb. Thank you.
1/17/2016 3:00:30 PM

TOUDLES's SparkPage
Great article, I think reading the ingredients is also important, that is where you see things like added sugars, or sodium which will tell you to check another brand and compare.
Also this points out the reason I love the SparkPeople Nutrition tracker, it will track so much more than just calories and when Doc tells you to watch sodium, or carbs you're covered!
11/12/2015 11:43:43 AM

I have learned that in order to use canned vegetables , I have to rinse them thoroughly in cold water before heating. Water retention is a big problem for me and this helps with salt reduction. There is so much sodium in foods!

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