Whether your 2015 goal includes losing weight or simply eating better, learning to read nutrition labels is necessary to help you succeed. Deciphering the nutrition facts, the ingredient list and the nutrient claims can help you make healthier food choices for you and your family.
The following quick label reading tips will help you make sense of calories, fat, sugar and other nutrients relevant to your diet.
Know nutrition labels
When it comes to choosing between brands of similar products, the only way to know which one is more nutritious is to compare nutrition labels based on key nutrients.
Here are four tips to help you understand these labels:
Picking a healthy cereal
And the nutrient criteria varies depending on the type of food you are buying.
Watch these labels lessons for buying a healthier ready-to-eat breakfast cereal:
Deciphering different yogurts
Another popular breakfast food is yogurt. But many are loaded with added sugar. So, people wonder: Is this protein- and calcium-rich food is a healthy choice? It all depends on what you see on the label.
Use the following label tips to choose a brand of yogurt that’s high on nutrition and lower on added sugar:
The best breads
Bread is another household staple for most families. But you want to make sure you're getting enough whole grain and fibre and not too much salt.
Here's what to look for when buying bread: