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6201 Winnetka Ave, PMB 345
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
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|Tuesday||8:30 am - 7 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 7 pm|
8:30 am - 7 pm
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Do You Know What You’re Eating?
The Facts About Nutrition Facts
While packaged foods may be easy, affordable, and convenient, they can play a major role in excess SALT and SUGAR found in the average American diet. They can also contain preservatives and fillers to help keep the product from going bad on the shelves at the grocery store and then, in your home. Avoiding processed foods altogether is not a solution for most people, but by limiting them, reading the nutrition facts, and making well informed choices, you can have a balanced and healthy diet. Be sure to try to include a variety of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein everyday for balanced nutrition.
Reading the labels at the grocery store BEFORE purchasing a product can help you make better choices. The important things to remember to look at are:
- Serving size – How many servings are in this package and how big is the serving?
- Calories – How much energy is one serving supposed to provide me?
- Fat – Is a lot of the energy coming from fat?
- Sodium – How much salt is in this?
- Carbohydrates – Does this product contain fiber? How much of these carbohydrates are just refined sugar?
- Ingredients – Do I know what is in this food product? Can I pronounce the words and recognize them?
Chances are, if you are uncomfortable with the answers to these questions, that product is probably something you want to avoid or eat in moderation. At the store, always read the label, and balance your shopping cart as you would your plate – with a variety of
options for a wholesome diet.