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NOURISHMENT (I)

 The purpose of this section is to review the principal foods which we consume daily in order to have a good idea as to what we are "throwing" into our organism in terms of calories, fats and nutrients.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF "LIGHT" FOOD?

LIGHT

 Means that it contains at least 50% less fat or 50% less calories furnished by the fat.

CALORIE-FREE

 Less of 0.5 grams of the total fat of the "original reference".

% FAT-FREE

 Products which are marked as ___% fat free should contain 3 o less grams of the total fat of the "original reference".

CHOLESTEROL-FREE

 Less than 2 milligrams cholesterol of the "original reference" or 2 grams or less of saturated fat of the "original reference".

SATURATED FAT-FREE

 Less than 5 grams of the "original reference" and no more than 0.5 grams of acid fats.

LOW-FAT

 3 or less grams of total fat of the "original reference"

LOW-CALORIE

 No more than 40 calories of the "original reference" (except sugar substitutes).

LOW-CHOLESTEROL

 20 milligrams or less cholesterol and 2 grams or less saturated fat of the "original reference".

LOW-SATURATED FAT

 1 gram or less saturated fat of the "original reference" and not more than 15% less calories of saturated fat.

ORIGINAL REFERENCE

 It is the product which the industry uses as basis for the comparison.

FOLLOWING : FOODS THAT MAKE US HAPPY


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