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Why are reading food labels so important?
The Basics
Labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
What are calories?
FATS
Cholesterol
vs
Which one is a healthier option?????
Why?
Each nutrient listed is essential for the
body to work effectively
Nutrients are listed with two numbers
-grams (g) or milligrams (mg)
-% daily value
Good Calories vs Bad?
Are there such thing as empty
calories?
Each label has the serving size and
the number of servings per container
Can you have too many?
Too Few?
What does "counting calories" mean?
Saturated
vs
unsaturated
Unsaturated Fats
At room temperature are liquids
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Transfat
Trans fats
Manufactured
Increase shelf
Pre-pared pre-packaged food
-cookies
-cakes
-crackers
-french fries
Comes from.......
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Any Animal fat is Saturated fat
Good
Bad
Good- Does NOT leak also called HDL's
Bad - Does leak also known as LDL's
causing health problems like stroke and heart attack
Helps regulate blood flow
Helps send nerve signals through the
body
Helps muscles contract
Too much Sodium
Can lead to high blood pressure
Cause heart attack and stroke
Potassium
Very important in nerve transmission.
Found in fruits like bananas, strawberries, potatoes, raisins, apricots, spinach, and watermelon.
Carbohydrates
Most readily available source of energy
Easiest form of energy for the body to
break down and use
Fiber
Helps bowel movements
Gives your stomach a lasting feeling of "fullness"
Sugars
Can be either natural sugars and or sugar that are added to the food during production.
Proteins
Builds and repairs muscle tissue
Diets too high in protein can damage
your liver
How many grams of protein should I consume?
Semi active person: weight in lbs x .5-.7
Highly active person: weight in lbs
x
.8-1.5
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