Get the Food Facts (Heart Health)
The Nutrition Facts label can be a valuable tool when it comes to choosing foods that are low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. But what happens when your food comes label-free?
Fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, and shellfish, probably won’t have food labels. There is a law, however, requiring stores to post nutrition information for the 20 most popular fruits, vegetables, and fresh fish, either in posters, charts or labels. This information should be easily found in the appropriate section of the store, so check in the produce section or at the fish counter. Also, many food manufacturers and farmers are now voluntarily providing nutrient information on their own products. Ask questions at your grocery store, and read any posted information about these kinds of foods.