One of the talents that you will have to develop when you shop is the scrupulous reading of labels. With the information provided on food-labels is either insufficient or misleading, or both. Following are some guidelines that will help you to decide individual purchases:
1.Listing of ingredients. Usually, the shorter the list of ingredients, the better.
2. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Comparison-shopping is imperative vis-à-vis three foods components. Most products offer a profile of these three elements, and new labeling-regulations will eventually make such listings mandatory in the near future.
Here are our suggestions for a 1 –oz (28 grams) servings:
3. Method of preparation. Try to determine how the food was prepared, which is sometimes difficult to do, given the limited information available on labels. However, the situation is improving, because consumers are demanding more – and more complete – information on labels.