World Food Safety Day: Why is it important to read the label of packed foods before buying them? ​​​​​​​


Why We Should Always Read Food Labels: Every year on 7th June 'World Food Safety Day' is celebrated to make us aware of safe food so that we can avoid any kind of health risk. In the last few decades, the trend of packaged food items has increased but do we know how safe the thing we are eating is for health? Experts advise that you must read the level and ingredients of whatever packaged food you buy from the market, why is this said? We tell you the big reason behind this.

Why read labels on food packets?

Every person's diet needs are different. If you read the label on the food packet, you will get information about the ingredients present in it and also what nutrients are present in it. You will be able to know the amount of calories, fat, carbs, vitamins, and protein in the food and how much quantity you need daily according to your needs. If packaged food does not fit your criteria, then discard it. 

2. Diet plan

Many people in India suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and many other diseases. In such a situation, it will be easy for you to select the right food items for yourself to maintain your good health. By doing this, you can avoid falling sick.

3. Sugar Content

It does not matter whether you have diabetes or not, but it is necessary to keep the sugar content in limit in any case because excessive sweet things are the root cause of many diseases. Apart from sugar, you must also read the details of added sugar content, so that future problems can be prevented in advance.

4. Calorie Content

Many people around the world, including India, are obese, this condition is responsible for many diseases. The more calories you have in your food, the greater the risk of gaining weight. In such a situation, you will be able to decide that you should consume fewer calories than what you are burning daily.