Health Exec
August 20, 2020
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Food Labeling Can Help You Stay Healthy

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Food labeling can make a big difference when it comes to staying healthy. Although you do not realize it every time you pick up a jar of peanut butter, someone has had to determine just what is in that jar and what it will do to you if you should consume it. Indeed, most people just go about their everyday business as long as they're healthy. They never give a second thought to check the label.

That's all well and good, until you find yourself confined to hospital due to what's in your diet. As a result, the people behind food labeling see their hard work put to waste, as it is their responsibility to inform people about what could happen should they consume too much of a certain product.

Food labels provide you with a treasure trove of information. The vitamin and mineral content is in there, and you also are shown how much of each you should be consuming daily. Food labeling could also tell you about the nasty stuff that comes with your food. You get information on trans fat, cholesterol and sodium content - three things you should definitely avoid. And to prove that food labeling can be a deep dive in terms of information, the labels will also show you how many calories there are per serving or per bottle/can. This is a legal requirement for all foods sold and distributed within the United States and in most other countries as well.

As a consumer, it is your responsibility to read what is on the food label and to act accordingly. That means it is necessary for the individual to flip the product over and find out what is in the box, can, or other container. It is also every consumer's right not to read the labels, only at their own health's risk, though.

Is there a specific way to act or react to the contents of food labeling? The Food and Drug Administration has set up a number of excellent resources to help you. You will be pointed to the right path when it comes to consuming certain foods or products. This then can help you to decide if a food is worth eating based on the information provided.

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