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Useful Nutrition Fact Information

Have you ever seen this section of the Nutrition Facts? 
Have you ever actually read it?

Chances are, you probably haven't (unless you're really serious about dieting). 

I never did until one day while eating my lunch and (for the first time in awhile) I was not rushed and wanted to take my time enjoying my food. I opened a small bag of Sun Chips and decided to read the back of the package, mainly to see what kind of nutritional value there was to these "Multigrain" chips. 

Turns out, the chips happened to be on the "Top 10 Healthiest Chips" list for snacking! That was good news for me, because I love Sun Chips. But I kept reading the back of the package, and I found it to be quite interesting. One of the things I decided to actually read (for the first time ever) was the bottom part of the Nutrition Facts list.

What I discovered: very useful nutrition information. 

Here's why: It provided you with the amount of carbs, fat, cholesterol, sodium, and fiber you should be limiting yourself each day (according to a 2,000 calorie diet). I'm not a diet guru, nor an extreme health nut. But I do try to watch what I eat, and make sure I don't overeat often. I want to maintain my current weight, not lose or gain.

This useful information serves as a reference guide for maintaining a healthy diet. So I took a picture of this section on my phone so I could look at it anytime, without having to carry around the trash. 

Here's what the bottom section of the Nutrition Facts list read:

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs (i.e. level of activeness or exercise, health factors, etc.)


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