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Reading Food Labels

Reading food labels can be a challenge. There can be so much information to interpret that it just leaves you even more confused.

So to make your life a whole lot easier, we've outlined the main things you need to know and what to look out for!

On the ingreidents list, items are listed from biggest to smallest amounts used in the product. It is best to avoid products that have sugar listed first.

When reading the Nutrition Information Panel to select food items...

- Use the 'per 100g' column to compare foods.

- Less is best when it comes to saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

- Aim for products that have less than 10g of sugar or fat per 100g.

- Less than 400mg of sodium per 100g.

 

The Health Start Rating is calculated by using an algorithm that takes into consideration a number of nutrient values. The more stars the better!

When it comes to nutrition try and stick to whole and less processed foods, but for times when you're on the go, then hopefully these will help!

 

Love the journey, J.

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