Eat Better- % Daily Value

% Daily Value

Check out the food breakdown. What do you know about % Daily Value. There may be some terms that you come across while you’re grocery shopping or ordering food. Today were talking about the % Daily Value that you see on the Nutrition Facts on your food labels. We’re gonna provide the breakdown so that you can get the most out of your diet.

Nutrition labels can be a bit confusing but let’s just breakdown the Daily Value percentages.

According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

The % Daily Value (%DV) is the percentage of the Daily Value for each nutrient in a serving of the food.

The Daily Values are reference amounts (expressed in grams, milligrams, or micrograms) of nutrients to consume or not to exceed each day.

So, if you want to know how much cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates is in your food based on how much you should confuse per day… check out this % daily value at the top of your Nutrition labels.

Rule of Thumb

The FDA also gave us some general tips to follow when it comes to % (DV) Daily Value:

General Guide to %DV

  • 5% DV or less of a nutrient per serving is considered low
  • 20% DV or more of a nutrient per serving is considered high

More often, choose foods that are:

  • Higher in %DV for Dietary Fiber, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium
  • Lower in %DV for Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Added Sugars

Hopefully, this breakdown of %DV helped out a little. Remember, before undergoing any workout consult your physician for advice. Until the next eat better!

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