**Food labels demystified**

If you struggle to understand the nutritional information, that is present on most processed and packaged food, this little article by Authority Nutrition may help smile emoticon


It may be tricky sometimes but if you know the mystery behind it, it's quite easy.


For example, if you are comparing the same products, use as a guide the "per 100 grams column" in order to choose a healthier option. So for instance, if you're looking at two milk chocolate blocks, trying to investigate which one has less sugar, go to the sugar per 100 grams column and compare the numbers. if the label says 55 grams of sugar per 100 grams, it means that this chocolate is made mostly of sugar, as it contains over 50 per cent of sugar. As a rule of thumb aim to choose foods that contain less than 15 grams of sugar per 100 grams. However, when it comes to chocolate, 20 to 30 grams would probably be acceptable, just do not eat the whole block at once :-)


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