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Copy of Nutrition Labels

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Transcript of Copy of Nutrition Labels

What are nutrition labels?
Nutrition labels are charts located on the back or side of food packages. They have information about the food and help you make healthy choices.
Calories
What is a calorie?
It's the energy value of a food.
The average recommended calories you need is 2000.
How to read Nutrition Labels
Main parts of labels
There are 4 main parts of a food label.
Serving Size
Calories
Unhealthy nutrients
Healthy nutrients
Serving Size
Pay attention to this! Serving size tells you the recommended amount you should eat. If there is more than one serving multiply each nutrient fact by the serving size to find the total nutrition.
Unhealthy nutrients
There are certain things that you should eat less of. These include
Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium
sugar
Saturated fats
These are animal fats such as bacon. They are solid
at room temperature.
Fat
Types of fat:
Saturated
Unsaturated
Trans
Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are sugars and starches.
They are your body's main source of energy.
Ex: bread and candy
Fats
Where is it found?
In foods such as
- meat
- dairy
- eggs
You should avoid these types of fat as much as possible!
Eating too many calories leads to weight gain
if you don't exercise.
Most of these cause high blood pressure and diabetes.
Unsaturated Fats
Unsaturated fats are healthier for you. These are mostly from plants.
They are soft and liquid at room temperature.
Ex: vegetable oil and nuts
Healthy nutrients
Healthy nutrients consist of vitamins and dietary fiber.
Fiber helps your body work correctly.
It protects your body from heart disease and cancer.
Vitamins are necessary for normal growth and nutrition.
This area tells you how much of each nutrient you should eat
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