Ultimate Weight Loss: 7 Simple Ways to Eat Better
Make sure you check out the meaning of many common terms. This should help you to improve or better your food purchases and help you eat healthier.
FREE: indicates a product has no or an insignificant amount of a nutrient, often one deemed unhealthy, like sodium. Other terms you may see include no, zero, negligible source of and insignificant source of.
GOOD SOURCE: describes a food that contains 10 to 19 percent of daily allowanceof nutrient, such as fiber.
HIGH: indicates a product has at least 20 percent of the daily value for a nutrient. Also: rich in and excellent source of.
LOW: signals a food you could eat often without exceeding daily limits for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and/or sodium. Other approved tags: little, few and low source of.
LIGHT or LITE: means a food has half or one third the calories of regular versionsl; light can also indicate at least 50 percent less sodium.
MORE: indicates a food has at least 10 percent more daily value for nutrient than its original version. Also: enriched, fortified and added.
REDUCED: foods contain at least 25 percent less nutrient or 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product. Labels may also say less or fewer.
Michel Landry lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He has a great interest in Health and Fitness.