Podcast #54 – How To Read A Food Label & Understanding Nutrition Facts

April 9, 2019

Learning how to read a food label can help you make smart food choices. But understanding nutrition facts can be baffling.

Today's podcast will teach you how to build food labeling skills to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices.

Subjects Covered in How To Read A Food Label & Understanding Nutrition Facts Include:

Navigating nutrition facts
Calories
Fat Calories
Saturated Fat
Carbohydrates
Protein
Sodium
Cholesterol
Added Sugars
Dietary Fiber
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

References cited:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537813/
https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/38/3/791/684827
https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/sprsum10/articles/sprsum10pg12-13.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/children-sodium/index.html
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/23/558761819/the-fda-will-decide-if-these-26-ingredients-count-as-fiber
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As promised, a complete food label infographic can be found here. I recommend printing it or keeping it handy for reference. Always remember to check the serving size and servings per container.

Til next time!

 

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3 thoughts on “Podcast #54 – How To Read A Food Label & Understanding Nutrition Facts

  1. Any audio, video, etc I believe have contributed a lot in raising awareness on such topics. I’d really love to hear to such podcasts. I’ll tell you how much I like it by this weekend.

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