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What are the Nutrition Facts Label?

By : Abdulrazaq Al-Jobori

The balanced nutrition is an important part of the health of the body, through its role in promoting the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, blood vessels, diabetes, blood pressure, stroke and other deadly diseases.

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The awareness of food one main element of healthy nutrition, through good knowledge about the body’s need measure and quality of nutrients and energy, that shopping smartly and especially read the information installed on the package the product and make sure specifications food (fresh and canned) before you buy it, an important part of health awareness.

Food label is a paper collage or printed on the part of the package, showing content of food nutrients, calories and other information, and its a way to make sure consumer rights and to make sure conformity of goods to international specifications for quality and safety, consisting card of the following parts:

1.Quantitative information (Servings)

, The first part of the nutrition label shows the size of the content of the package quota calculated. Written in the White color. The number of servings effect on number of calories and nutrients, so attention must be paid to find out how many the servings in the package, such information should be taken into account when of buy, to avoid the consumption of more calories than required.

2.Calories

,The second part of label gives us information about the number of calories (the amount of energy that we get when eating a meal in the package, which comes from carbohydrates, fats and proteins), is printing in white color.

Many people consume more calories than they need without meeting recommended amount. This section helps you to manage weight by knowing how many calories will you get when each ration consumption.

3.Does not increase consumption

Part third of label gives information about the food items must be consumed in a little, because it increases the risk of injury in some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and some cancers, or high blood pressure.

Health experts recommend that you keep the amount of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol as low as possible as part of a balanced diet of nutritionally.

,And is marked by written in yellow. Those elements include fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, or sodium. Increase the risk of some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and some cancers, or high blood pressure.

4.Get your need

,Part four of label gives us information on the amount and type of nutrients that play a significant role in the promotion of health, it has to be dealt with the necessary amount and include those elements dietary fiber, vitamins’ and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

And is determined that part of the blue color.

,That getting enough calcium reduces the risk of osteoporosis, a condition that results in osteoporosis

.Also eating a diet high in dietary fiber promotes health and bowel function.

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