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Do you wanna live healthily? Begin looking at nutritional information labels on food packaging because this table isn't a decoration merely.

With the inclusion of nutrition, producers and consumers alike have an advantage. For manufacturers, nutrition labels can be a marketing tool because it lays out a series of nutrition in the product so that it looks more convincing.

As for consumers, this info is into consideration when shopping.

This information has health benefits, especially for those who care for health or have diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, or gout. For example, a salt-free or a low-salt diet is suitable for people with high blood pressure.

Similarly, sugar-free or low-sugar foods are very fitting for people with diabetes, or patients with coronary heart disease and obesity are eating a fat-free or low-fat.

Similarly in children's special meals that always appear attractively, colors become one of the determinants in addition to taste of course. Often, there're additional ingredients, such as dyes, sweeteners, aroma, or flavor enhancers. It's commonplace in the food industry.

Given the importance of information, there's nothing wrong to inherit habit of reading nutrition labels to children. Introducing nutrition to children from an early age can be their equipment to choose the food with the selective and accustomed to a healthy diet.

Don't confuse to read writing of different expiration date on food packaging:

1. Best before

It's listed on packaging food that the shelf period is more than six weeks, such as frozen foods, chocolate, wheat flour, and seasonings.

2. Used by

It's listed on the packaging of perishable foods, such as yogurt, cream, cheese, milk, and juice.

3. Production date

It's listed on the product that the shelf period is long, such as milk powder and biscuits.

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