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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 A

Vitamin A

What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. There are actually a few different (but related) compounds that can be called Vitamin A. These compounds are classified as retinoids, and vary based on whether they come from a plant or an animal source. There are also plant foods that provide carotenoids – a precursor to Vitamin A, which can be converted to the vitamin once it’s in our bodies. Beta-carotene is the most popular. What does Vitamin A…

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