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3 Nutrition Label Hazards and their influence on diet advice for women Growing levels of health consciousness among women is indeed a heart warming phenomenon. Progressive people realize that the health of a woman often gets reflected on the rest of the family. It is often, the woman who’s in charge of the cooking duties in most homes, even in this day and age. Without being racist in anyway, or delving into the biological reasons or the various theories surrounding the origins of human life, women are a huge influential factor on food purchases. Reason enough then for some of the most popular diet advice for women holding true for the rest of the family as well. Considering the pressures of everyday life in the modern world, packaged foods are ubiquitous in their presence on shopping shelves as well as their acceptance in the kitchen. The convenience offered by supermarket food purchases cannot really be completely refuted. A casual glance at the nutrition labels on common foods may not prove to be enough. To truly go beyond the mysterious characters and numbers, one must delve deeper. Some of the key terms that one must looks at on a nutrition label are: 1. Serving Size: Unless mentioned otherwise, the nutrition details on the label is for a single serving size. Even the serving sizes vary across brands and products. It therefore is advisable to look out for specific measurements such as grams or oz. 2. Calories: Every product has its own calorific content. Some are energy dense and have a higher calorie count per-serving-size vis-à-vis others. This may also be true for the same product that has been processed and is being sold under different brand names. So watch the calorie count. 3. Sodium Levels: Rising amounts of sodium content in modern foods has been linked to various diseases. Lifestyle ailments such as hypertension linked heart disorders are just the tip of this dangerous ice-berg. Also, an item that is purportedly low on salt could sometimes contain higher levels of its derivatives. The latter in-fact, are even more harmful when compared to pure salt, on a gram-per-gram basis With eating tips for women that revolve round supermarket labels growing in popularity, it is hoped that such advice could in-fact, help preserve the health of families. As more and more people begin to get affected by food disorders, a woman’s influence over the purchase decisions could indeed be the difference in the global fight for better health.



3 Nutrition Label Hazards and their influence on diet advice for women