Check for this when reading food labels | H4 Training

Apr15Check for this when reading food labels

Besides looking at the sugar, the second thing I would pay attention to is the net carbs when looking at your labels. This is the total carbs minus the fiber. In the picture above it is shown as the two numbers highlighted and circled in red.

Why should you pay attention?

Foods that are higher in net carbs convert to more blood sugar in your body more quickly. If the fiber is higher the slower the breakdown which of course is a good thing. If you can keep your focus to unprocessed carbs like veggies, and more fiber rich foods like sweet potatoes which won’t spike the blood sugar as much.