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How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

The nutrition facts label is a great tool when grocery shopping (especially if comparison shopping), but it won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to read it! The good news is, it’s super simple. Let’s go over where to find information on the label and how to use it to make informed decisions. What is the Nutrition Facts Label? You’ve seen these before. The tall, narrow label on the back or side of food packages with numbers…

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? A fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin D is a little different in that our bodies are able to synthesize it from cholesterol, making it a nonessential nutrient. That means we don’t technically need to get Vitamin D from our diet, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! (Plus, as we’ll see later, some people need Vitamin D supplementation because of where they live!) Related Reading: Lipids (aka fats!) There are two forms of the vitamin – Vitamin D2, which comes…

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Lipids (aka fats!)

Lipids (aka fats!)

Fat! Perhaps one of the scariest words in our society for the past fifty years. We don’t want to eat it, because we think we’ll become it. Well, I’ve got good news! Not only are dietary fats not the same thing as body fat, they’re super beneficial and super necessary for our bodies. Let’s bury the myths about fat, and learn about this tasty macronutrient. What are lipids, and what do they do for my body? ┬áLipids, more commonly known…

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