I am on day 58 of cutting back on the sugar in my family’s diet. Have you tried this? Pray for me. It is not easy.
But, what helps make it easy is Nutrition Facts.
Do you know what I am talking about?
And because I am a total visual learner, here is a photo to make it a bit easier…
I frickn’ love Canada.
Do you get what is so great about this?
It is our government actually taking the time to let us know the facts in the food we eat. Take this jar of peanut butter. If you read on the left the information helps my family make informed food choices with Serving Size. It also has the Daily Value by showing us the percentage on the right. Think of the % Daily Value as a way to measure if there is a little or a lot of a nutrient.
Happy Happy Joy Joy.
You see, since I started watching our sugar intake, its labels like these that I have really opened my eyes. Take these crackers for example….
Looking at the Nutrition Facts Table (NFt) I can see that this brand has a low amount of Saturated Fat and sugar for its Serving Size plus let’s me know how that would look in our day with the Percent Daily Value (% Daily Value). For us, we read the Serving Size first and then look at the % DV.
Am I losing you?
Ok. Here is a good website to try out from Government of Canada. Also, there are a few other organizations that have jumped on board to make sure that all Canadians have these deets so we can make informed decisions like Food and Consumer Products of Canada, Retail Council of Canada and Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
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Please Note: This post was a sponsored post. The opinions are completely my own. Cutting sugar is hard, yo. This totally helps us out.