Posted on April 23 2022
Are you snacking healthy?
How to make healthier supermarket choices is one of the most requested questions I get.
When it comes to making better food choices for yourself and your family, it's not always easy to figure it out while wandering the supermarket aisles.
Nutrition labels might be too intimidating to read for some. Even if you don't think to read all those little figures, taking a few seconds to comprehend them can be beneficial to your health.
The Nutrition Facts label explains which nutrients are present in a single serving of food and how much of each nutrient is present.
It's on most foods in the grocery store isles, but not on fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats. Overall, the label can assist you in comparing similar foods so that you can make healthier decisions.
So what should I look out for?
Try my three-step check method:
1) Check for Cholesterol: Your dietary cholesterol should be zero. Your snack should have no cholesterol at all.
2) Fats: You don’t want to have more than 3-4 grams in one serving. The lesser the better. Trans fat is dangerous for you. Look for food items with zero trans fats.
3) Sodium: For you to lead a healthy lifestyle, it is important that you do not consume more than 1500 milligrams of sodium in a day. Hence, one meal should not have beyond 300 milligrams of sodium.
Do this three-step check the next time you are shopping.
Trust this helps,