Looking to round out your Father’s Day fare with a few convenient packaged foods? It’s important to understand the nutritional information on labels to ensure the quality of the food inside.
Suss out the serving size
All the nutritional information is based on the serving size.
Check the fat
Take note of the saturated and trans fat content. Generally, it’s wise to keep saturated fats and cholesterol low and avoid trans fats altogether.
Keep sodium down
Look for reduced salt or unsalted options to keep your salt intake in check.
Go for fiber
Look for foods that contain a good amount of fiber per serving—at least 1 g for every 10 g of carbohydrates.
Beware of sugar
Avoid foods that contain sugar in the first three ingredients. Other names for sugar include fructose, dextrose, maltose, and glucose.