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What to look for on a Nutrition Fact Label after Bariatric Surgery

 

Choose foods that have less than 5 grams of sugar per serving
 

Choose foods that are high in protein.  Aim for at least 60 grams of protein intake per day

 

Look for foods that are good sources of fiber and have at least 3 grams per serving

 

Choose food that is low fat and contains less than 30% of calories from fat

§  Choose food that has less than 10% of calories from saturated fat

§  Choose food that has less than 1% of trans fat

 

Choose foods that are low in cholesterol

 

Choose foods that have less than 300 mg of sodium per serving

 

Be sure to read the ingredients list to determine what the food is mostly made of.  It is important to choose foods that are nutrient dense, meaning they contain many healthy nutrients per calorie.

 

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