29 Oct '12, 10am

A step-by-step guide to reading food #nutrition #labels

A step-by-step guide to reading food #nutrition #labels

Text and image by Joanna Yeo @ Makansutra. You see them every day when you shop at the supermarket, order a can of drink at the coffee shop and even on your breakfast cereal boxes. But how often do you pay attention to them? Some of you may have tried and gave up after the third line or realised just how small the small print was. Squinting didn’t help. Reading food label and nutrition facts can be a pain, but it is as important and necessary as walking ten flights down the stairs when the building is on fire. Typical nutrition label Before you jump into reading the full list of numerical values and food science jargons, Melissa Ho, dietician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, recommends starting off easy by looking at Health Promotion Board (HPB) healthier choice symbols such as “Lower in Sugar” and “Lower in Saturated Fat”. Product companies might also have their own food claims...

Full article: http://www.makansutra.com/foodblog/?p=8154

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