Cris LaBossiere

Cris LaBossiere
Strength training and mountain biking. My two favorites

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Use Nutrition Labels To Make Healthy Choices

A new campaign by Health Canada intends on helping Canadians get more utility from food nutrition fact boxes on packaged foods.

If a nutrient is 5% or less of its %Daily Value, it's "a little".  If the value is 15% or above, it's "a lot".

I would shoot for a standard that's higher than that though.  Although the cumulative value of many foods throughout the day certainly adds up, you may not achieve the value you need 15% at a time.

Keep saturated fats, sodium, and trans fats %DV low, and important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, fibre, vitamin C, and vitamin A high.

Go to Health Canada's new website to learn more.  Use the interactive tools.

% Daily Value

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