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17 September 2012

Be label-wise

Did you resolve to shake a few kilos this year? Then get into the habit of reading the food labels when you do your grocery shopping.

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Did you resolve to shake a few kilos this year? Then get into the habit of reading the food labels when you do your grocery shopping. You can learn a lot about the products and make informed decisions in terms of weight management.

Take action:
Check for the following: the list of ingredients to see what the product contains (the ingredient that appears first is the main ingredient) – be on the lookout for sugar and fat content; the serving size to prevent over-indulgence; the label for the energy value (in kilojoules of calories) per serving – compare this value to similar products and choose the product with the lowest kilojoule count; the fat content per serving – choose the product with the lowest fat content.

 

 
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