Read Your Product Nutritional Labels Carefully

Most packaged food items have a Nutritional label for you to look at and make healthy choices about what you buy and eat.  Some things to consider:

  • Just because it says "low-fat" or "fat free" does not mean you can or should eat bigger portions of it, these products are still sometimes filled with ingredients that have little or no nutritional value.  And, the calories still add up.

  • Fat Free does not always mean calorie free.

  • Do not get tricked by single serving foods, some single serving foods are broken down into multiple servings to hide calories.

  • Be cautious and aware of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium percentage.  Limit these nutrients to decrease health risks.

  • Fiber helps digestion and promotes regularity, important ingredient to be aware of.

  • Sometimes Fat-Free products have an increase in Sugar and ingredients with little nutritional value.