A few days ago I asked my Facebook friends who like my page (and I’d love for you to like it too), what numbers they look at on the nutrition label, and which numbers are most important to them.
I was expecting a range of answers from fat to fiber, but was surprised that a lot of the people who responded were looking at sugar as one of the more important numbers on the label. Other people rightly said that they look at the ingredient list as well and not just the numbers.
I guess I’m in the the habit of looking at calories, fiber, and fat more than sugar, but perhaps I need to reconsider that and pay closer attention to how much, and what type, of sugar each food we consume contains. When I lost weight, and even now, I try to keep my overall diet to a healthy fat intake of 30 percent, and probably eat about 1,800 calories a day. We get plenty of fiber around here between the fruits and vegetables we eat and the fact that I make my own bread from freshly ground wheat. However, I’ve never tracked sugar grams.
So what about you? What’s the information that means the most to you on a nutrition label? Diane