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Tips on How to Properly Read Food Labels

March 05, 2009

When you go grocery shopping, take time to read the nutrition labels on your purchases. Compare nutrients and calories in one food to those in another. The information may surprise you. You want to make sure that you aren't bringing home foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol!

One easy way to do "healthier" grocery shopping is to spend more time in the outer aisles of the store where fresh foods are kept. Spend less time in the middle aisles where packaged foods, snacks, and soft drinks are stocked.

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The Mayo Clinic website  features a food label diagram that captures the meaning of everything you find on a food label. Click here to go to the Mayo Clinic site.


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