Healthy Eating
December 26, 2017 By Alyssa Schwartz
 Can convenience foods be nutritious?

Information is power, especially when it comes to eating well. For people living with diabetes (and those who are not), nutrition information is an important tool that can help you make the best decision about what to eat for your health. This means choosing foods that are higher in fibre and other important nutrients, and lower in calories, saturated fat, or sodium.

According to one study from Drexel University School of Public Health, people who had nutrition information on restaurant menus consumed, on average, 151 fewer calories, 224 fewer milligrams of sodium, and 3.7 grams less saturated fat than those who did not have this information available. In other words, the information helped to change their behaviour in a good way.

So how do you sharpen those food detective skills? Read more from What to do when there’s no nutrition label at the deli? in Diabetes Dialogue now.

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Do you read and/or ask about the nutrition information when buying takeout? If so, what do you look for? Tell us now.

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