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Why you should read food labels carefully
Why you should read food labels carefully

You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re looking for, reading labels can and should easily become a daily habit. “Start off slowly. Pick one nutrient that is important to you, such as fiber or sugar, and start looking at those levels on each packaged food. This will help it become more routine,” says Adiana Castro, MS, RDN, CLT, and co-founder of Compass Nutrition in New York, N.Y. What to look for The Nutrition Facts label is required to include the serving size and the...

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