Check The Nutrition Panel Before Buying Food Products-demonophobia

Food-and-Drink One of the many pieces of advice given to people looking to improve their health through better food choices is to keep track of what they eat on a daily basis and not just the quantity, but the .position of the food. Even children at school are now being taught about the five basic food groups and how important it is to choose appropriate items from each group every day. However many adults still havent accepted that generally speaking, we only gain excess weight when we consume more food than our level of energy requires, and the easiest place to find this information is on the food packaging when we make purchases. It is open to conjecture as to why this information is not better accessed, but one of the reasons could be that people simply don’t know how to read the nutritional information on the food packaging. There are some items that are self-explanatory such as the date marking, advising the date by which the contents should be used, the name and description of the food, directions for use and storage, name and business address of the manufacturer or importer and country of origin. The nutrition panel contains a list of the ingredients, the percentage of the key or characterizing ingredients in the food, information for allergy sufferers and the food additives. At the top of the panel directly under the words "Nutrition Information" can be seen the number of servings per package, and the size of each serving. There are two columns next to the heading, "Energy". One is headed "Quantity per serving" and one "Quantity per 100g" (or in the case of liquids, 100ml). The amount of energy in kilojoules that is consumed is presented in these columns. These measurements are further categorized into protein, total fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugars and sodium, in a typical food product. In the next section are listed the ingredients. These are in descending order by ingoing weight, meaning that during manufacture the first ingredient listed contributed the largest amount, and the last ingredient contributed the least, .pared to the other ingredients. This means that if fat, sugar or salt is at the top of the list, the product contains a greater proportion of these ingredients. Food selection in the course of keeping a proper diet and well-maintained body calls for the habit of checking the nutrition panel of food packaging. People who have known the importance of evaluating their food intake for as early as before their groceries have been packed make sound decisions for their own well-being. More training and information on how to read the labels would help consumers to be better informed and hopefully, better manage their food intake. It would probably be a great idea if someone thinks about creating a program on television that aims on helping consumers in this area. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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