By Clare Dix. http://www.nourishmentdietetics.wordpress.com
Reading nutritional labels can be confusing, frustrating and downright annoying.
So to help you here’s a few tips:
The fewer ingredients on the list the better, this normally means less additives and preservatives
Look in the per 100g column for these values:
Less than 3g saturated fat
Less than 15g sugars
Less than 120mg Sodium
If your looking for higher fibre foods look in the per serve column for more than 3g of fibre per serve.
Here are some alternative names that fat, sugar and salt sometimes go by, if these are in the first three items listed in the ingredients then it might be worth looking for a healthier alternative.
About the author.
Nourishment dietetics is owned and run by Clare Dix, a Brisbane based Accredited Practising Dietitian. Nourishment dietetics provides nutritional advice to help you reach your health and fitness goals.