Eating well is one of the best things that you can do to live a long healthy life. Most people do not know a lot about the foods that they put in to their body, but you should always remember that you are what you eat.
The fields of diet and nutrition are areas of considerable research and ones that are constantly evolving. There are some basic concepts you should keep in mind when you shop for your food, and by knowing these concepts, you will be better equipped to sort through nutrition research and dietary advice.
Starting in 1994, the Food and Drug Administration began requiring all food product manufacturers to include a Nutrition Facts Label on their products. There have been several improvements over the years, most notably the separating out of different types of fats and fiber.
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