Understanding Food Labels

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Understanding Food Labels Shari Pigman Sci 241 04/12/2013 Andrew Lachut Understanding Food Labels When it comes to a food label, this is a type of sign that shows what we are eating and what is in our food. A food label contains volumes of servings; of what we eat. Food labels show the nutritional facts, calories, and vitamins of the food we are eating. Each bag, box, or package shows all of the ingredients that is in our food that we are consuming. This is to keep us healthy so we can track our calories and cholesterol intake because when you reach a certain age, you have to watch your Trans-fat intake. We really need to analysis what foods we eating. When you know how to read a food label it is really good for your health. I have to read all the food labels; do to the things I cannot have or eat. I am not able to have a lot of spices, onions, garlic, and pepper is a no not for me. There is a 5/20 rule is if the food is 5% DV it is bad for you and if it is 20%DV than it is a very good food source. If you do not know what DV stands for it is your Daily Value. You can also look at it as 5% is a very low DV and 20% is the higher DV. I have picked three foods and they are: * DelMonte Fresh Cut Whole Kernel Corn * Nutrition Facts * Servings size ½ cup (125) 3 ½ servings per container * APS calories 70 fat 10 * DV% Total fat 1g 2%, Sat. fat 0%, Trans fat 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 360mg 15%, Potassium 180mg 5%, Total Carbohydrate 13mg 4%, Dietary Fiber 2g 8%, Sugar 3 g, Protein 1m * Vitamins A 0% * Calcium 2% * Vitamin C 0% * Iron 2% * Ingredients: corn, water, salt. * Hunts Petite diced tomatoes * Nutrition Facts * Calories 60 * DV Total Fat 0,0%, Sat.Fat 0,0%, Trans Fat. 0g, Sodium 220mg, 9%, Potassium 260mg, 7%,
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