Thursday, December 30, 2010

Content content of food - REaD LaBeLs

Learn to read food labels.

Karen Fischer suggests the following is helpful when choosing healthy alternatives.

Sugar content.
NO more than 20 g per 100 g

Dietary Fibre content
More than 5 g per 100g. Cereals containing wholegrains supply more fibre so look for at least 50 per cent wholegrain content.

Salt content
120 mg of sodium per 100g is a low salt product.
less than 300 mg per 100g is okay.

Saturated Fat content
Less than 3 g per 100 g

Total Fat content
Less than 10 g per 100g

Does your breakfast cereal measure up? Something to ponder about....

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