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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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Antioxidants

Antioxidants

“Antioxidants” is a term we see thrown around a lot, but do you really know what it means? Sure, we know that they’re good for us. But what do they even do? And what is an antioxidant, anyway? What are free radicals? Before we can talk about antioxidants, we need to talk about the culprit that makes them so important! Free radicals is the term given to an unstable molecule with one or more unpaired electrons. (That’s right, we’re talking chemistry!)…

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Did you know that pirates were at risk for scurvy due to a lack of Vitamin C? They were out on the seas for so long that they didn’t have fresh produce to give them the nutrient that keeps scurvy at bay! Luckily, none of us are pirates, and we have an abundance of foods that provide Vitamin C, so no scurvy for us! What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It yields no energy, but provides…

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