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When reading nutrition, labels what is a good benchmark for high protein, low fat, calories, and sodium? How many mgs of each?

Posted by gf45

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First of all, it's very important to see how much is one serving. A lot of companies try to pass off their food/drink as low calorie or low fat, but they don't advertise the amount of servings that come with it because they know people will eat/drink the whole thing most likely. The reccommended daily amount of protein is 13mg. If you're looking for more protein in your diet, try drinking soymilk or eating turkey burgers in place of hamburgers. If you want less sodium in your diet, try your best to avoid freezer food (tv dinners, etc.) and canned food (even if it's canned fruits & veggies). If I'm thinking right, you're not supposed to have more than 500mg of sodium a day. Calories....let's see...I believe for the average adult, it's best to eat no more than 2500 calories a day, so when it comes time to eat think about what you're going to eat later and try to plan accordingly. Message me for anymore questions. Hope I helped!


I think you made a typo when you stated that the RDA for protein is 13mg. :) It is around 0.8 g for each kilo of body weight (average). So around 46g for adult females (71g if pregnant/lactating) and around 56g for adult males.

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