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Top 5 tips for healthy grocery shopping

Top 5 tips for healthy grocery shopping

Choose fresh foods, use a list, and read food labels. 1. Buy food that ‘goes bad’. Buy food that has an expiration date or..

What do sodium claims such as ‘Reduced Sodium’ mean?

What do sodium claims such as ‘Reduced Sodium’ mean?

Definitions of sodium free, very low sodium, low sodium, reduced sodium, and light sodium: Sodium Free This claim means the food/beverage..

How do I read a food label?

You can learn how to read each section of this food label by clicking the links on the right-hand side of the food label.

Top 5 misleading nutrition claims

Top 5 misleading nutrition claims

0 calories, fat free, 0 grams trans fat, sodium free A company can make claims such as ‘0 calories’ and ‘0 grams fat’ about their..

Is low fat food good for you?

Is low fat food good for you?

Low fat food isn’t necessarily good for you. Low fat or reduced-fat food may be high in sugar. Fat and sugar are two key ingredients..

Is fat free food good for you?

Is fat free food good for you?

Fat free food might actually contain a lot of fat Not necessarily A “fat free” food might be full of fat. An 8 oz. bottle of butter..

How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

Watch for 5 words to spot sodium in food. The following ingredients listed on a food label are contributing sodium to your food: 1. Salt..

How much salt or sodium can I have in a day?

How much salt or sodium can I have in a day?

Limit your sodium to less than 2300 milligrams per day. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 2300 mg of sodium per..

How to reduce your sodium intake

How to reduce your sodium intake

Limit salty snacks, fast food, and processed meat to reduce your sodium intake. Choose fresh vegetables Buy fresh or frozen vegetables. If..

How to choose a healthy cereal

How to choose a healthy cereal

Buy whole grain cereal with fiber and limit the sugar. Choose whole grains Choose a cereal with the first ingredient listed as a whole..

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