Mark M asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

How do you evaluate a nutrition label?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Average daily coloric intake in 2000g. Check the labels for total calories, servings per container, fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, sugar and protein. Look at the daily % amount for all these on the container and try to mentally keep them moderately below 100%, except protein. Mainly look at the total fat %, cholesterol %, sodium % and Carbohydrate %. This should give you a basic understanding.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Look at serving size and calories per serving..

    2. Look for 0 trans fat.

    3. Look at first 5 ingredients.

    4. First 5 should not list partially hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup.

    5. These numbers should be as low as possible: saturated fat, sugars, cholesterol, sodium.

    6. These numbers should be as high as possible: vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber.

  • 1 decade ago

    i look for low numbers. especially in all of the different categories instead of something having all 0%'s and then like 40 grams of sugar. and of course if it is something small and like 250 calories then you know its not good. i look for something with a limit of about 200 calories.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rule of thumb is what ever is listed as the first ingredient is what there is the most of in the item and it goes on from there.

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