Eating a healthy diet together with regular exercise are two of the most important things we need to do to keep in a shape. But don’t forget one simple but equally important habit-reading nutrition labels!
Nutrition labels can be a great tool for your goal of staying healthy, strong, and away from illness. It provides information on the food you choose to eat, helping you make informed decisions about your health.
According to Dr. Dexter Macalintal, a registered nutritionist and physician from Calamba Medical Center, there are major parts of the nutrition label that you need to familiarize yourself with.
Usually found at the back of food packages and drink mixes, you’ll see a white label with black text and measurements. The first part of the nutrition labels or nutrition facts is the servings per container label. One serving is equivalent to 1 fluid ounce (fl oz).
The nutrition label then shows you the number of calories it contains per serving (calories per serving). It also shows the percentage of the daily value (%), which is the daily allowance of specific nutrients and minerals your food or drink gives you. The daily values percentage is the recommended amount of nutrients that a regular person should have as part of their recommended daily calorie intake.
Usually, the values are 2000 calories for women and 2500 for men. So, if you want to slim down or eat more nutritious food, you should often look at the total fat per serving.
All-natural food supplement Organique Acai Premium Blend doesn’t contain a lot of fat per serving. If you check its nutrition label, it shows that it only contains 1 gram of total fat and its % of daily values for total fat is only 2% (40 grams) for a 2000-calorie diet. This indicates that Organique Acai Premium Blend is good if you want to have a healthier diet.
Nutrition labels also show daily values of cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins.
Aside from checking the nutrients and minerals of the food, you should also take a look at the content or ingredients. This is important as each one has a unique body and health situation.
The nutrition facts will also indicate the ingredients. It’s important to check these as well since these help us know what can trigger any possible allergies or hypersensitivities we may have, especially towards artificial additives and preservatives. In a way, these also help explain the numbers we see on the nutrition label.
In Organique Acai Premium Blend, for instance, the main ingredient is the organic acai puree which is listed at the top. This accounts for the sugar and fiber content, which goes into 5 grams of total carbohydrates. This is just a small percentage of your recommended carbohydrate intake.
Dr. Macalintal emphasized that we should always check for buzzwords such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which can indicate trans fat content even if the label says that there are 0 trans fats per serving. It is actually possible that the trans fat amount could be rounded down, such as from 0.5 to 0. Because of this, we might consume more trans fat than we think, especially as we take more servings.
Yes, food supplements are still considered food and thus contain different ingredients and nutrients we should check for in the nutrition labels. So if you love taking food supplements to support your lifestyle or diet, make sure that its ingredients are as organic as possible, since these supplements are still processed and can contain artificial additives.
That is why Organique Acai Premium Blend is highly-recommended, as it is all-natural and safe to take with maintenance medicine. Take one shot a day before breakfast (or 30 minutes after breakfast if you have a sensitive stomach), to kickstart your healthy lifestyle with high vitamin and fiber content.
To know more about Organique Açaí Premium Blend, visit organique.com.ph or call hotline, 0969- 1754233. Available in all Mercury drugstores, S&R outlets and other major drugstores and supermarkets near you.