Nutrition Labeling Undone: Part Deux {nutrition tips}

14 Mar

Ready for part two, mon bébé?  Here it is: 3-5-7.  When assessing a food’s side bar the numbers 3-5-7 need to come to mind.  And what the F does that mean, you ask?  Well here’s a clue.  We already learned in the last post that our fiber grams should be at least “3” so that takes care of that.  And the 5? It’s the fat.  That box of cereal you’ve been eyeing in the grocery store should have no more than 5 grams of fat.  (Don’t even get me started on saturated fat – different post for a different time).  And lastly, the number 7.  It’s linked to our glorious building blocks of protein.  Protein is tricky – especially when it comes down to animal vs vegetarian protein sources – but we’ll get to all of that in good time, sweets.  For the time being, there should be at least 7 grams of protein in whatever we’re eating.  Here’s one clue how to make sure you’re getting a good 3-5-7 food.  If it’s a carb, make sure it’s a whole grain.  The first ingredient word should be the word “whole.”  Keep it as unprocessed as possible, under 5 ingredients, and something your grandmother would recognize.  Happy shopping, loves!

One Response to “Nutrition Labeling Undone: Part Deux {nutrition tips}”

  1. hiphostess March 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Thanks for the simple breakdown! I’ll definitely use this when I’m looking at new products at the store.

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