45,000. That is the number of food items in a typical grocery store. No wonder we dread those shopping trips. So much to sift through, especially if we are trying to make healthy choices.
To simplify matters, check at least these numbers on the Nutrition Facts label: Saturated Fat (2 grams or less/serving), Trans Fat (0 grams) and Dietary Fiber (2 grams or more/serving)
If you have high blood pressure, check the Sodium.
If you have diabetes, check the Total Carbohydrate – not sugar content.
If you have gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach), select foods with the least amount of fiber.