At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we always recommend foods in their most natural state – from the farm, not the factory. Bonus… if you are eating apples and chicken and sweet potatoes, you don’t need this guide because those foods don’t need labels.
But.. this is real life and this is a real life guide to understand what is in the foods you are consuming when you buy from a package. There’s SO MUCH information on our food labels these days. It’s almost like the label has it’s own language!
It can be a real challenge to understand everything you’re looking at. What does that info really mean to you, your diet, and your health?
This ebook will break it all down in a logical, step-by-step guide.
First, we’ll show you how to dissect the food label, and then we’ll outline a 10-second strategy that will streamline your food shopping trips.
You’ll learn how to:
– Make more informed decisions at the grocery store, and
– Take back control over the quality of foods you choose.
BACKGROUND: The History of Food Labels
The food label has changed a lot since its inception in the mid-1960s. At first, manufacturers were only required to list the ingredients on the label. Over time, that has evolved to the modern food label, which now includes a comprehensive breakdown of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), vitamins, minerals, and more.
In fact, nutrition labels are constantly evolving in countries across the world. The changes reflect not only new discoveries in the link between nutrition and health, but also public health efforts to help people make healthier and more informed decisions.
Here is a page from our Food Label Guide that outlines how to analyze a nutrition label in 10 seconds:
If you find this information helpful, please be sure to download the rest of our Food Label Guide for more strategies to maximize your nutrition.
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