How to Read a Nutrition Label

Last updated: February 2019

When you begin to shift your focus away from calories and macronutrients (carbs, fats, and protein) and more toward eliminating inflammatory foods and ingredients, it changes how you read a nutrition label.

I start by reading the allergy list first, because if it lists an allergen of mine, it doesn’t matter how few calories the food has, I can’t eat it. Next, I look at the ingredients. I want to make sure that I can read all the ingredients. Lastly, I look at the nutrition facts in the following order: sugar, protein, and fat.

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