Features May 2017 Issue

What to Look for When You’re Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

What to Look for When You’re Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

Pay close attention to serving sizes, calories, and sodium content to make heart-smart decisions at the grocery store.

Reading nutrition facts labels isnít that difficult, and indeed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make the information on those labels even clearer. Still, if youíre trying to make heart-healthy food purchases, itís important to know what youíre looking for as you scan the backs of cereal boxes, salad dressing bottles and other products.

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