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READING NUTRITIONAL LABELS
This is an attempt to prompt consumers to be more proactive about understanding the foods and supplements they are buying and ingesting. Paying attention to the following details on each package will allow for better buying decisions.
On the back of the package you will find a rectangular panel. At the top of the panel is the heading is Nutritional Facts or Supplement Facts. Below this heading
You will find Serving Size which is the amount used to calculate the information below it, for example 2 teaspoons (74 grams) or two tablets. Serving s per Container tells how many of the recommended servings are in the package, (Contains 60 tablets if there are 60 tablets and taking one a day equates to a 2 month supply)
Calories and Calories from Fat tells about the amount of energy (calories) supplied per serving which are derived from protein, carbohydrates (including sugar), and fats per serving size. Calories from fat are separated from carbs or proteins to make for an easier buying decision.
Daily Values are found on the right side of the nutritional facts column. This area illustrates percentages of amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and or minerals that are bottom level recommendations made by the FDA. While the percentages of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium should be kept low, the higher percentages of carbohydrates and proteins may be necessary for those who engage in a regular or strenuous exercise regimen or higher levels of beta carotene (vit A) folic acid and other b vitamins are necessary in a prenatal supplement.
Protein, Carbohydrates, Sugars and Fats are usually listed below calories in descending order. This gives a gram by gram listing of nutrients contributing to the total amount of calories. Below this list is a list of any vitamins or minerals and their respective milligram, microgram, milliliter amounts along with the percentages of the daily recommended amounts.
Ingredients Listing is found below or to the side of the Facts Panel and it lists the raw materials used in the formulation of the product. They are listed in descending order of prominence. In many cases there is also a list of any ingredients that are considered allergens , such as milk, peanuts, soy, or wheat or it may read DOES NOT contain these ingredients.