Eating Fresh Foods

Aside from protein, carbs and fat, what should I be looking at on nutrition labels as far as what to eat and what to avoid?

Most of the food you eat should be fresh, unpackaged food that doesn’t necessarily have a nutrition label on it – fish, chicken,steak, eggs, veggies and fruit. This – along with your supplements- is where your micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, will be coming from.

With packaged foods, focus on the major macros. Fiber is part of the carb macro, so the more fiber the better. And check that the sugar content is less than half the total carbs.

Also be sure that there are zero trans fats, as well as nothing as hydrogenated or partially hydrogentated – code words for trans fats.

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