Learning to Look at Nutrition Facts
Registered dietitians often recommend that patients primarily shop around the periphery of the grocery store, since this is where fresh produce is typically located. However, when you do choose prepackaged food items, check the nutrition label. Evaluating the nutrition facts of food products can help you make better decisions for your overall wellness. One of the most important things to check on the label is the number of calories. Remember that this is expressed per serving and a food package may contain many servings. Be aware that if you consume more than one serving, you’re consuming more calories.
You can hear more about the information you’ll find on nutrition labels by watching this video. This video offers a step-by-step breakdown of the main components of nutrition labels, including how to evaluate your ideal daily value of nutrients.
To help you make informed decisions for your well-being, Riverside Community Hospital is pleased to offer regular classes and events on various health topics. Call our hospital at (951) 788-3000 with any questions you may have about our services, including bariatric weight loss and organ transplants.