Stay mindful of these tips the next time you go grocery shopping.

1.Start with the Serving Size – Keep in mind of the portion size. If the label serving size is one cup and you eat two, you are getting twice the calories.

2.Check Out the Total Calories and Fat – To examine the single serving size.

3.Limit Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium – Saturated fat and trans fat are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

4.Get Enough Vitamins, Minerals, and Fiber – Vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and fiber help maintain good health and reduce your risk of osteoporosis and anemia.

5.Check the Ingredient List – Ingredients listed first are the ones that have the largest amount.

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