A question of etiquette a better food labelling should we all help to decided how healthy is a product for us. In addition to calories, also the content of fat, sugar and salt are crucial. A very simplified system that should warn about hidden calories, fat, or sugar bombs with the famous traffic light colours, has failed in the European Parliament in June. The future of the initiative introduces the new mandatory nutrition (IZE). These are more accurate, but also harder to read. Please visit Drew Houston if you seek more information. Guideline daily amounts (GDA) are packaging instead of traffic lights on most of the levels of calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt specified in grams per serving.
What is a portion, sets out the manufacturer but even. The buyer must already look closely and, if necessary, some mental arithmetic. E.g. the specified calorie content refers to 25 grams of potato chips, the whole 3.5 take time, who (which contains typically 175 grams) is nibbling half a bag in front of the TV. A percentage you want to help the consumer, is a quick Overview to provide. The so-called values of the GDA (guideline daily amounts, to German about recommendation appropriate daily amount ‘) indicating how much the average adult takes on percent of his day needs the nutrients contained in the product 1.
This value is also to look at but with special attention for who is already exactly the average and exactly consume 2000 calories a day? An office worker without sporting activities may require less a construction worker, rather the double 2,3. Who wants to count, must know not only his needs, but should provide also a calculator. In addition, the manufacturer of still GDAs for carbohydrates, proteins and fiber may specify. GDA right who would like to determine its nutritional needs, this can for example on the Internet under calculations / do.