Do you ever get confused while reading the nutrition fact label of one of your favorite foods? A bill has just recently been passed into law that will introduce changes to the Nutrition Facts label. Alterations to the label will be implemented in hopes of combatting any further progression of obesity by making people more conscientious of what they are consuming. Here are some quick tips to note while browsing the labels on food packages at the grocery store within the next couple of months!
In regards to calories, the new label will display calorie content in a larger and bolder font to quickly grasp the attention of consumers. The serving sizes of different packaged foods will also undergo revisions in that they will now reflect portions that are more typical of Americans to eat in one sitting. This means that there will be less portions per package and the nutrition fact label will display servings that are more realistic to people.
Unlike the past, sugar content will now include a gram amount of added sugar, which really puts into perspective of how processed and unnatural a product is. This addition may help people think twice about what they are putting into their bodies and therefore contribute to a decrease in sugar intake.
The new footnote on the revamped label will not include a calorie recommendation, since the previous 2,000 kilocalorie/day recommendation is extremely generalized and does not cater to a lot of people on an individual basis.
Lastly, different required nutrients will be on the label, such as Vitamin D and potassium in replacement of the old requirements of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These changes are a result of these specific nutrients being a greater concern in regards to people receiving adequate amounts.
Cannellini Beans with string beans
1 pound fresh string beans
1 can cannellini beans,drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onions, diced
Handful of oregano and basil
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup chicken stock
In a saucepan heat coconut oil. Add onion, sauté for 2 minutes. Next add string beans and cook for 5 minutes. Then add tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and beans cook for an additional 2-5 minutes.