How many of us regularly read the nutrition information on food labels when we buy food products and how much do we understand them? Food labels can be confusing and tricky and we may forgo perusing them when making a busy supermarket dash.
But more people are becoming interested in food labels for health reasons. They want to know what they are eating and how much sugar, salt and other ingredients go into the products they buy.
Associate Professor Lim Bee Gim, programme director of chemical engineering and food technology at the Singapore Institute of Technology, tells Mind&Body editor Ng Wan Ching how to decipher food labels.
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