Have you checked out our NEW and colorful labels yet? Aren't they fantastic? We love them and we hope you think they're pretty cool too.
How are you supposed to read and understand our new labels? Are you curious to know if our snacks are suitable for your unique nutritional needs? Bridget, our Registered Dietitian, breaks down the steps for reading a snak. label.
Calories are a unit of energy. More calories = more energy! 1 Power Bar has 260 calories meaning it has 269 units of energy. 1 chocolate bite has 90 calories, meaning it has 90 units of energy (It has less energy than a Power Bar.).
If you are interested in managing your weight (lose, gain or maintain) it can be helpful to know which snaks. are higher and lower in calories in order to meet your individual nutritional needs.
For example, if you are looking to lose weight, you want to look for snacks that are lower in energy. 1 snak. chocolate bite + a fruit would be a great snack option!
Every wonder if an item is high or low in a certain nutrient? There is an easy way to tell! The % Daily Value on a food label is where to look! Just remember this rule:
If it is 5% or lower, it is low in that nutrient.
If it is 20% or higher, it is high in that nutrient.
For example, our Power Bar. have 15% beside Dietary Fiber, meaning that they are a high fiber snack! The chocolate bites. have 3% beside Total Fat, meaning that they are a low fat snack.
Knowing how to understand the nutrient content of a food allows you to know which foods have more health benefits! snaks. are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats!
The ingredients on a label are always listed in order of quantity in the food item. For example, in the snak. chocolate bites., DATES are listed first. OATS are next followed by COCOA. This means that energy bites are made mostly of dates and oats.
Reading the list of ingredients can help you determine if a food contains items that are suitable for your dietary needs. If you follow a vegan or gluten free diet, you will always find plant-based and gluten free ingredients listed on our labels!
Label reading gives you the power to choose for what will suit you and your nutritional needs best!
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