By Ann BartkowskiOverview
Determining the nutritional content of the food you eat will allow you to better understand what comprises these foods. Knowing what food is made of is one of the first important steps in choosing to eat a healthy diet. There are two different ways that you can easily determine the exact nutritional value of your food. You do not need to use fancy equipment or perform your own science experiments to figure it out. Food scientists and nutritionists have been working together for years to measure nutrients, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has compiled this information so that you can easily access it. You can read the labels printed on all packaged foods or you can research nutritional values on one or more of several good websites.
Look for a Label
Look for the white rectangular label the USDA requires on every food package you buy. The label is often located on the side or back of the container.
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