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How much is a lot?

Aug 31, 2011

How much is a lot?

Remember to check food labels when you're out shopping, in particular for the amount of sugar, salt and fat present in food. Healthier living involves being aware of what manufacturers put in food, and knowing what's good for you, and what's not.

Checking labels only takes a little time, but it's a big step toward healthier living and healthy eating. Try using the following indicators to give you an idea whether a food has 'a lot' or 'a little' of a particular nutrient.

For a complete main meal or 100g of a snack food:

A lot is this amount or more: A little is this amount or less:
10g of sugars 2g of sugars
20g of fat 3g of fat
5g of saturates 1g of saturates
3g of fiber 0.5g of fiber
0.5g of sodium 0.1g of sodium