Doctors often recommend scrutinizing food labels before purchasing a product, particularly if you have diabetes or another medical condition. Food manufacturers are required to display certain information on the label. For example, at the top of the label, you’ll find the number of servings in each product and the serving size. All of the information that follows applies to one serving of the product. This means that if you eat more than one serving, you’ll be getting more calories and nutrients than described on the label.
For more helpful hints on decoding food labels, watch this video presented by the American Diabetes Association. You’ll see a sample food label and hear an explanation of all of its basic components.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers extensive patient education to residents throughout the Hudson, FL area, including regularly offered support groups and classes. If you have questions about nutrition or other healthcare topics, reach out to our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 741-5119