There have been a changes that were put in place to help individuals make more conscious choices in regards to their health.
We have highlighted the label with some brief information for you.
We looked at the new changes to the 2020 Nutrition Label.
Here they are...
2020 Nutrition Label Changes
1) Serving Size
The serving size on the new label is now set to more realistic portions. Remember that your favorite foods have not increased the calories. The higher calorie count you will see is simply a reflection of the change to the portion size listed.
The new label increased type size of the calorie number.
Change from "Calories From Fat" to the types of fat is going to be the new norm. You will see Total Fat, Saturated Fat, and Trans Fat listed on the label.
Be conscious of the types of fat that you are consuming. Decreasing saturated and trans fats overall will lead to an increase in your health for the long run.
Tip: Get your fat from sources such as: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, etc.
4) Added Sugars
Added Sugars is an added line to the label. This has been a huge change due to goal of helping consumers make healthier decisions.
Tip: Look at Total Carbohydrates first. If the item is a packaged food, look at the Added sugars to get a sense of type or quality of the food.
It is always best to keep Added sugars low throughout the day.
5) Vitamins and Minerals
They took off Vitamin A and C. In place, Vitamin D and Potassium was add along Iron and Calcium for the reason that we are not getting enough Vitamin D or potassium.
This is a great change and I am happy to see the change will help people look for foods that contain these vitamins and minerals. By doing so there will be an increase in ones health.
As a fitness professional, I welcome this change and hope it will help more people make better choices in the future. This isn't a cure all, and there is always more work to be done, but it is a step in the right direction.
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