How To: Read and understand a nutrition label

Read and understand a nutrition label

This video shows how to read, understand and interpret the "Nutrition Facts" on food labels. First he explains the fats. Unsaturated fats are good for you, but saturated and trans fats are unhealthy. Cholesterol can be lowered by unsaturated fats and raised by saturated fats. Sodium is salt, and can make you bloated if you have too much or don't drink enough water. Carbohydrates are broken down into fiber and sugars. Fiber is good for digestion, and it's good to keep the amount of sugar low. It's better if carbohydrates come from whole grain. Protein is used for building the body. Next, the list shows the vitamins. He explains the DV%, which stands for Daily Value, if you eat 2000 calories a day. This applies to the list of vitamins and all the other ingredients on the label. There are 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate or protein, and 9 calories per gram of fat. This video can help you choose more healthy food.

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