Using nutrition scores

A nutrition facts label seen through a magnifying glassSome supermarkets have scoring systems to help you choose healthier foods.  But a single score can’t tell you everything you need to know in order to make healthy choices.  The best way to judge the nutritional value of foods is to use the Nutrition Facts panel right on the food package.  Use the Nutrition Facts to see which foods are lower in fat, saturated fat, sugars, and sodium.  Sometimes great foods such as canned vegetables get low supermarket scores because of a single factor such as sodium, when you can rinse much of it off before using the vegetables.  Use all of the nutrition information you can and make the choice that’s right for you.

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