Understanding Snack Nutrition Labels

Deciphering the Ingredient Label: A Guide to Healthier Choices

When it comes to making healthier food and beverage decisions, one of the most effective strategies is to pay attention to the ingredient label. Here’s a concise guide to help you navigate those tricky labels and make better choices: 


Keep it Simple:

  • Opt for products with 7 ingredients or fewer.
  • Fewer ingredients often mean less processing and fewer artificial additives. 


Beware of Added Sugars:

  • Check the nutrition facts for terms like glucose, fructose, syrup, or anything ending in “-ose.” – Remember, naturally occurring sugars (like those in fruits) are different from added sugars. Aim to limit the latter. 


Carbonated Beverages & Health Concerns:

  •  If you suffer from acid reflux, bloating, or are on GLP-1 agonist weight loss meds, limit carbonated drinks. 
  • Carbonation can exacerbate these conditions, leading to discomfort.


Final Thoughts

The ingredient label is a roadmap to understanding what you’re putting in your body. Make it a habit to read and understand it. 

Your body will thank you for making informed and healthier choices! Make every meal and snack an opportunity to nourish your body. 

Happy label reading!