Trying to reduce the sodium in your diet? It can be a smart choice for your blood pressure, brain, and overall health. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as many people think, with countless hidden sources of sodium popping up in the American diet.
To be able to read nutrition labels, you need to understand the lingo they use. Two major terms are DRV”Daily Reference Value,” or “Daily Value” sometimes called “… More and RDI”Reference Daily Intake:” see post.. "Daily Reference Value," or "Daily Value" sometimes called "... More DRV, or Daily Reference Value, is the amount of a nutrientTwo categories: Something we need in very small amounts to stay alive. The e... More (vitamins and minerals) and m… More the […]
There is a basic format that all companies follow when labeling their food and beverages. Here is a rough outline: See also: What’s on the Nutrition Label? Tips: Remember that nutrition fact RDIs, or the recommended amount of nutrients one needs in a day, are always made for the intended age group unless otherwise specified. […]
There are all kinds of foods and drinks out there, each their own shape and size. Is the label the same on each one? Do they all give the same information? There are 6 main formats that the nutrition facts can be displayed in: Classic Horizontal: This type of label is possibly the most commonly […]
Naturally flavored? Contains artificial colors? No artificial preservatives? Keep on reading if you have some curiosity as to what these claims actually mean. NaturalThis term, to be honest, does not mean much. It simply means… More vs. Artificial We need to understand the difference between This term, to be honest, does not mean much. It simply means... More and artificial. First off, “natural.” Most of us […]