Reading a Nutrition Label: Part 5
Today we will look at the Dietary Fiber and Sugars listed on the Nutrition Label.
Dietary Fiber: There are two types of fibers, soluble and insoluble. Soluble is able to dissolve in water and helps with cholesterol and blood sugar. Insoluble is not able to dissolve in water and it helps with constipation. BOTH types are important for your diet. Simple Tip: Choose foods with 3 grams of fiber or more.
Sugars: Sugar is found in most foods, natural and processed. Sugars, known as “empty calories” can easily add up and need to be monitored and limited as much as possible. Simple Tip: Choose a natural sugar (fruit) over the chocolate candy bar.