How to Read a Nutrition Label

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Reduce your sodium

  • According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the current recommended amount of sodium is 1,500 mg per day for adults. Last year, Chicken of the Sea rolled-out a sodium reduction of all of its tuna products.
  • Additionally, Chicken of the Sea offers two low-sodium options: Chunk Light Tuna, 50% Less Sodium with only 90 mg per serving andChunk White Tuna, Very Low Sodium with only 35 mg per serving.

Consume healthy, wholesome carbohydrates

  • Both fiber and sugar are types of carbohydrates. Try to keep the amount of sugars you consume within the daily recommend amount. More sugar means more calories. Chicken of the Sea tuna contains zero sugars.

Choose proteins that are lower in fat

  • Most of us get plenty of protein in our diets, but not always from the healthiest of sources.
  • When choosing food for its protein content, make choices that are lean, low-fat or fat-free. Seafood is a good protein option because it is lean and low in calories.

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron

  • Be sure to check the nutrition label not only to limit fat and sodium, but also to increase important nutrients that promote good health and can protect from disease.

To help you plan your grocery shopping trips and to ensure you’re buying healthy items, be sure to check out the Product section of the Chicken of the Sea website, where we provide the nutritional information for all of Chicken of the Sea’s products.

Source: USDA, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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