Food labels should contain information not only nutritional value. According to experts, the food label should also provide information about how much physical activity or exercise to do to burn calories after consumption of the food product.
“Labeling as it will encourage consumers to be more active and help them better understand the impact of what they eat,” wrote The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) as quoted by the Telegraph.co.uk.
For example, in the packaging of chips, candy, and chocolate are also given a picture that shows how much walking, running or swimming are needed to burn calories after the consumption of snacks.
For example, if you eat one packet of crisps, we need 31 minutes walk to burn calories from the chips. Or, when eating chocolate contains 229 calories, the same as walking for 42 minutes or run for 22 minutes to burn off those calories.
In a survey conducted RSPH of 2,000 people, found 60 percent of people will think twice about choosing foods that are high in calories, if given information about the number of sports to be done after the consumption of the food. Label physical activity will encourage people to choose healthier products.
According to the Chief Executive RSPH, Shirley Cramer, for this many people are still confused by the nutritional value information.
With the label foods and beverages that provide information about nutritional value and also physical activity should be done, it will be understood by people in everyday life.
Serving size is the weight or volume of food for one-time consumption. For example, for a written diet of 35 grams or 4 tablespoons. As written in ml for liquids. In one serving size so that it contains fat, cholesterol, sugar, and so on.
If you want to compare which product is sugar more, for example, check out the dose sajinya. Sajinya dose should be the same, so the apple to apple ”
Then, under the heading servings are the number of servings per package, for example in one package containing more than serving. Only after that, listed in the content of nutrients or nutrient per serving.
Nutrients that must be included, namely, total energy, total fat, protein, total carbohydrates, sodium (salt). However, if the content of sugar, salt, fat and less than 1 gram per serving is usually not specified.
In addition, in the right part of the table there is a% RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances nutrition). AKG in percent are included to help provide information on how the nutritional needs are met from the product. In the footnotes, usually written information that the AKG calculation based on energy requirements 2000 kcal.
Consumers also need to consider the claims of the product label which for example call, “low fat”, “fat free,” “sugar free” “low sodium”, the product is said to be low-energy if it contains 40 calories per serving, low sugar if less than 5 grams per 100 grams, and is said to be low in salt if contain 120 mg per 100 grams.
To you who have hypertension or high blood pressure, consider the amount of salt per serving. Similarly, who has diabetes so choose foods or beverages that are low in sugar or no sugar at all.
To note, limit consumption of sugar, salt and fat are recommended per person per day is 50 grams (4 tablespoons) of sugar, 2000 milligrams of sodium / sodium or 5 grams of salt (1 teaspoon), and to fat just 67 grams (5 tablespoon of oil).
“So carefully read nutritional value information is expected to limit the intake of nutritional needs to prevent non-communicable diseases are usually caused mostly by the consumption of sugar, salt, and fat,”