Nutrition can be an endlessly confusing science, full of contradictory information — Does expensive really mean healthier? Is a vegan diet actually good for you? What does moderation even mean, anyway? — but every so often, you run into a decision that seems like a no-brainer. Like, for example, whether it’s better to satisfy your sweets craving with a handful of gummy vitamins or a handful of actual gummy candy. Both are made pretty much entirely of substances you can’t pronounce, but one is actually good for you. Obviously, you go with the vitamins.
Controlling your weight and improving your health can be as simple as knowing what it is that you’re eating. One of the keys to eating right and avoiding unhealthy products starts with checking the nutrition facts on your food labels. After reading this article, you will see that it’s pretty easy to understand.
When we start looking at labels, it helps to ask a few questions. What does it all mean? What should we be looking for? What are all of these nutrients? Which nutrients should be high? Which should be low? Which should be avoided altogether?
Let's start at the top, and then work our way down.