Nutritional Facts- Do you read it?

@maria1081 (1252)
Philippines
January 13, 2010 2:33am CST
Do you read Nutitional Facts? Where? At the back label of every food products you buy. Are you concerned about this or just completely ignore it? Do you compare two same products with diffirent brand and nutritional facts? For me, I seldom read nutritional facts before buying food products. I compare prices and quality. And when I do read nutritional facts, I consider the calories and fat content since same products with different brand can also vary.
13 responses
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
13 Jan 10
Nope, I do not read them. I eat whatever I want to without any concerns to what is in them. I would rather go through life not worrying about it. In fact, I make a practice to go out of my way to avoid reading the labels. Either I like the taste of something or I do not. I don't need a label telling me what I should do.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
Labels are important too. What if you have food allergy and then you consumed the product without reading it? you'll surely end up in a hospital or worst have a fatal reaction.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Jan 10
Hi Maria, Yes, I do read the nutrition facts of food products I buy. I have a habit of comparing products using the nutrition facts as reference. I also use this information to compare the prices and quality of the product. This way, I know if I'm getting my money's worth.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
Product Quality and affordability are two main points to consider when buying any product. Thanks for sharing.
@tarapot (144)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
I do read nutritional facts because I prefer food with more fiber. And I also compare prices because of my small budgets. I need to buy food that are good to health and worth in price. We really need to consider quality and quantity of products. To be aware of what we are eating. Because there some companies who ignore the importance of the welfare of the consumers, they tend to overlook it because they want to earn more profit.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Yes I read the nutritional facts but not on everything. It's interesting to see how healthy things are for you because some things that you would expect to have lots of vitamins and minerals might have virtually none at all.
14 Jan 10
No I dont read nutritional facts about products. I dont really bother about those kind of things. I have not had any problems with my weight or any other health isssues, so that certainly helps. Sometimes I do check how much fat and salt a particular food has, but I dont really compare two products.
• China
14 Jan 10
I read it sometimes.But I don't care. Always I buy thing just compare the quality and the prices.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
Yes. At groceries were my kids picks-up stuffs they like and throws it in the basket. If I knew the stuff and already read the label, then I let it stay on the basket. But if its something new, I really check and read the label. If its not okay for me, then it will be back to where it came from.
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
13 Jan 10
No, i don't usually read them coz' i go and buy the same product that i have known all the time. I only do that when a new product gets out of the market, out of curiosity.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
13 Jan 10
hello maria! sometimes i do try reading them and compare but, i feel like its not that useful to me since i don't understand much about it! huh! when buying an item like you i just usually compare based on price and sometimes i already have a brand of choice and products that i've been trusted & patronizing for a long time... good day!
@anklesmash (1416)
13 Jan 10
i never read the nutritional information however i know my diet is not very healthy and i realise i should make more of an effort to have a balanced diet.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
13 Jan 10
I read it after I bought the product. I want food orducts with higher protein content than fat. Calories are good for us for it gives us energy.
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
13 Jan 10
Yes I read nutritional facts But sometimes I ignore it... It makes us aware of what contents of the foods we eat. It's good to read it, know the sodium, calorie, vitamins, etc...
@nautilus33 (1831)
13 Jan 10
NO, I don't! Only when I have to buy it for a friend or someone else I read it, because they want so, but I don't care about it!