How to Read the Nutrition Facts Table

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I find that many people are either misinformed or are confused on how to read the nutrition facts on packaged food. My recommendation has always been a skip food that is packaged and stick with products that are un-labelled such as fruits and vegetables. Obviously you will not be able to do this at all times so it is in your best interest to learn how to read these labels effectively.

The government has forced these nutrition fact labels on packaged products to help the consumer make informed healthy choices. We are going to start at the top of the nutrition facts label and work our way down.

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Benefits of Kale

Kale is a very interesting green vegetable! I’ve recently been drinking a lot of green smoothies lately so I’ve been exploring different combinations of fruits and vegetables. One of the requirements of my green smoothie so far has been spinach. Spinach is extremely beneficial to the body but I thought I would try and another superfood, Kale.

I tried Kale out a little bit, and it really goes well with my green smoothies as an alternative to spinach. One cup of Kale has absolutely no fat and roughly 40 calories. Kale is also extremely high in vitamins and antioxidants as well. Kale is a very versatile leaf and can be enjoyed in smoothies, salads, soups, and stir-fries.

We will talk about the benefits of consuming Kale on a regular basis, some cautions on consuming Kale on a regular basis, how to store Kale properly, as well as some tips for eating Kale.

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