BenefitsToUnderstandingAFoodLabel - decide which one is...

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There are a number of benefits to understanding food labels, and the following are only some of the many benefits. One positive that you get out of it is that a food label provides you with a lot of helpful information like the amount of Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Dietary Fiber, and other nutrients that are in the food you are eating. This is important if you need to watch certain things that go into your body because of things like diabetes or if you are just trying to watch your weight. Another benefit of understanding a food label is that it helps you choose a healthier diet. By reading the label you can have a bigger comparison between similar foods that you are buying with the nutrients that are labeled and
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Unformatted text preview: decide which one is better for your diet. You can also look for nutrients on the label of things that you need the most. For example, calcium will help prevent osteoporosis, fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol, and a low-fat diet can help prevent some types of cancer. Also, by reading an understanding the calories and serving sizes in a food or drink, you will know whether or not you are overeating or under eating. These are only some of the many benefits to understanding a food label, but they can be helpful to anyone if they take the time to read one....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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