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Reading Food Nutrition Labels

Learning how to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices.

Source:  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HeartSmartShopping/Reading-Food-Nutrition-Labels_UCM_300132_Article.jsp

Quick guide to % DV. The % DV section tells you the percent of each nutrient in a single serving, in terms of the daily recommended amount. As a guide, if you want to consume less of a nutrient (such as saturated fat, cholesterol or sodium), choose foods with a lower % DV 5 percent or less is low. If you want to consume more of a nutrient (such as fiber), seek foods with a higher % DV 20 percent or more is high.

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