When I look at contents of packaged foods on a nutrition label, the most important thing I care about is how much sugar is in the product. That’s because, for me, the sugar is what has the most impact of all the other items listed.
- I’m super fortunate not to have to worry about allergens.
- I generally get enough good nutrients that how much of that is not super important.
- I’m healthy enough, and have established a diet healthy enough, not to generally have to worry about bad fats (good summary of fats here);
- Sugar, everybody is prone to sugar, and easily prone considering how it’s practically everywhere!
I’m no health nut, but I do little things here and there to help my diet be better than it could be. One little thing I’ve recently done is to get my French fries without salt. I ask for it all the time, whether or not there is salt with the fries I get, just to be sure I get fries without salt.
Lettuce is something people get with their sub sandwiches. It’s like the default veggie people ask for with their subs. It’s also the thing that gets put on first, and most, among the veggies asked for.
Lettuce also the least nutritious of all the vegetables, mostly being water inside generic plant cells with how pale the sub lettuce tends to be. It’s not much more than that even when it’s not so pale. It’s neither as colorful as the other vegetables that make them more nutritious, nor as tasty, I might add.
Thinking about this, I recently made a tiny, tiny life change on this matter.