UNDERSTANDING FIBERS FOR SAMPLE FOOD LABEL

 

SAMPLE FOOD LABEL

SAMPLE FOOD LABEL

On Nutrition Facts Food Label, the grams of dietary fiber are incorporated into the total carbohydrate number. But since fiber is a kind of starch that your body can’t process, it doesn’t influence your glucose levels. You ought to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate.

Best advice about fiber:

  • Diabetic people need to count the carbohydrate intake for the better control of blood sugars.

Reading Tips for Food Label

  • Find the total carbohydrate in one serving. You will see that the total carbohydrate is 10 grams.
  • The dietary fiber is 5 grams for every serving.
  • Count this product as 5 grams of carbohydrate (10 grams total carbohydrate minus 5 grams dietary fiber equals 5 grams of carbohydrate).

 

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