Know Your Nutrition Facts
Knowing how to read the nutrition facts and other relevant labels on the packaging of your food is an important part of attaining good health and practicing good nutrition. The nutrition facts, ingredients lists and other food labels are essential in helping you to understand what you are putting on your body. There are a lot of important nutrients that you need to get in your body every day, and good nutrition is the absolute best way to make this happen. You should read not only the ingredients lists, but the nutrition guidelines and other labels like “100% whole grain” and “certified organic” because these teach you a lot about what you are eating.
Pay close attention to what you are putting in your body and suddenly you will have a much greater understanding of what nutrition is all about. Attaining good nutrition means getting the right ratio of calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates and fiber along with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients. All of these can be considered to be puzzle pieces, and completing the puzzle every day is essential to good health.
Once you know how many calories and grams of fat, carbohydrates, protein and fiber you need, then and only then can you develop a nutrition plan that corresponds. This will help you determine where nutritional deficiencies are in your diet so that you can start to make smarter choices about your health and well being.