Reading Nutrition Facts With Diabetes

Reading Nutrition Facts With Diabetes


>>Reading food labels can be confusing, but
you only need to look at a few key points on the label when carbohydrate counting. The nutrition facts can be found on the side
or the back of the food package. First, you need to look at the serving size
which is listed at the top of the food label. The serving size listed on this
label is 1 ounce. You may be asking yourself
what does 1 ounce look like? You can next look at this and find that the
weight of 1 ounce or 28 grams is about 11 crisps. We all know that these crisps can be broken
in the bag, and it may be difficult to count out 11 crisps. So, we recommend for you to use
a food scale for accurate carbohydrate. If you weigh the crisps on a food scale, you
can weigh it either in ounces or in grams. Remember, the weight in grams
is not the grams of carbohydrate. Once you have weighed 1 ounce of crisps,
you can look further down on the food label to find the total grams of carbohydrate. The grams counted here, 1 ounce of crisps
equals 23 grams of carbohydrate. This bag of crisps contains 10 servings. So, if you eat more than one serving, you
are eating more than 23 grams of carbohydrate. For example, if you eat 2 ounces, you’re eating
46 grams of carbohydrate. If you double the portion size, you need to
double the total carbohydrate grams.