What to Look for When Reading Nutrition Labels

LINCOLN, Neb.-- The BetterU Challenge continues and this week the ladies learned nutrition facts and how to read food labels when grocery shopping.

There is a lot to look for when it comes to making healthy purchases, but dietitians say the most important thing is the the serving size. You'll want to know how many calories are in each serving for the food you're eating.

Calories are not the only thing to pay attention to. It's important to not forget about looking at the fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium on the nutrition label.

If you're someone who eats granola or protein bars, dietitians say fiber and protein in those bars are key. They suggest looking for a bar that has a minimum of 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.

Women should aim for 25 grams of fiber a day. Men should aim for 35 grams.


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