The FDA Makes It Easier to Know What You’re Eating

fda (1)Your nutrition is a critical component of your fitness routine. No matter how hard you work out, if you aren’t supplying your body with the essential and proper nutrients, you won’t see the best results. Knowing what to eat means being aware of portion size and what’s inside the food you eat, and thanks to recent changes by the FDA, it’s about to get a lot easier to read those useful Nutrition Facts.

In an effort designed to help consumers make better and more informed decisions regarding their food choices, the FDA has mandated revised nutrition labeling requirements that are comprehensive and use the latest scientific data and dietary recommendations. Despite the improved information, the data will still maintain a focus on being easy to read.

You’ll soon be able to read the Calories and Serving Size a little easier now that these two items will be printed in bolder text as the FDA considers these two vitally important in making good food choices. The Calories from Fat is now changing in favor of showing the type of fat versus the amount after studies have shown that the type consumed is what impacts your health.

If you’ve ever been confused by how a 20-ounce soda could be considered two servings, you’ll be pleased to know that single servings have been simplified. For example, a package that is between one and two servings is now required to be listed as just one serving to reflect how the majority of people generally consume the product.

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