The information in Nutrition Facts on food labels is actually important for many health considerations, including weight control leading to better management of PCOS.
But with so much info on offer these days it helps if you understand the context of the facts and figures.
Cholesterol is a good example. Overnight, it became a buzzword and people realized they should avoid it if possible. But they often didn’t have a clue where it was lurking until figures started appearing in Nutrition Facts.
The cholesterol figure makes more sense if you know the American Heart Association advises limiting cholesterol intake to less than 300 mgs a day.
Women with PCOS are particularly vulnerable to cardiovascular problems. So if you have heart disease or your LDL “bad” cholesterol level is 100 or greater, limit your intake to less than 200 mgs a day.
More deciphering tips tomorrow.