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Food Labels: Making the Effort to Decipher Them

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The nutritional information on food labels doesn't seem to have been written with the consumer in mind. Not exactly easy reading. Takes a little effort and deciphering. Still, if you want to know what you are ingesting, learning the language of labelese has to be a good idea.

Read up on these suggestions as to how to sort through the nutritional information on a typical label and make sense of it. Here you'll find some helpful tips about calorie count, fat, sodium, carbs, and the list of ingredients.

"If you've ever tried reading a food label, chances are it's tough to get through all of the different amounts, crazy names and percentages. However, there is an easy way to read those labels to get exactly the information that you need to know in a lot less time. By targeting those labels you'll know right off the bat if it's something that will be beneficial for your diet, or might sabotage it."


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