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In today's fast-paced society it is hard for us to stop at a place for fast food or instant refreshment. We often overlook the Nutrition Panel on food packages we recently bought because we drive most of the time when we eat products. What we miss by not seeing the important figures is shocking and disgusting.

Whether we are at home or are on the lookout for something to eat on the way to work, many of us tend to ignore the nutrition statistics. What we usually miss when it comes to the Nutrition Panel are the high calories, saturated fat and sodium content. All of these numbers have a huge impact on our health. It is a known fact that a diet high in saturated fat and high sodium can cause many health problems. So how can we avoid the danger of this food? Well, the answer is simple, by looking at the Nutrition Facts panel.

Remember that everything you buy must have Nutrition Facts so you don't have to guess what you're buying. Most people who spend time looking at the nutrition panel only look at calories and grams of saturated fat. While that is important, you also want to make sure you look at the amount of sodium in the product. Sodium is often overlooked although it is an important factor in determining the nutritional value of the product. Too much salt in your diet is very unhealthy; therefore, you should always look at sodium levels especially if you eat something that is grated or frozen. Many companies today are striving to produce more products without sodium. So while you can eat healthy, there are many healthy alternatives available today. Just don't hesitate to look at the Nutrition Facts panel before you buy a product.



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