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How to Read a Nutrition Label

You try your best to lead a healthy lifestyle - you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise, monitor portion sizes, and read nutrition labels before purchasing foods. But nutrition labels can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when the nutrition info on the back of the label seems to conflict with health claims, such as light or natural, that are made on the front of the label. Don’t fall for these sales gimmicks – we’ve broken down each section found on nutrition labels and created tips to help you eliminate the guesswork so that you can compare the facts for yourself.

Serving size. The first items you’ll see listed on nutrition labels are the serving size, and the number of servings per container. Be sure to check the serving size on food items; You may be surprised to find that your favorite “snack size” treat actually contains more than one serving per container, leading you to consume more calories than you think. Fortunately, serving sizes are standardized to make it easier to compare similar foods and make the best choice for you. If you know that you typically consume twice the serving size of a particular food, take that into account when comparing food labels and making a selection. Because while you are doubling the nutrients you consume, you are also doubling the calories and fat.

Calories. Next on the label you’ll find listings for the number of calories as well as how many of those calories come from fat. Many Americans consume more calories and fat than they need while consuming insufficient amounts of key nutrients. Though caloric needs vary from person to person, your calories from fat should be between 20-35% of your daily calorie intake.

Nutrients. The nutrients listed first on nutrition labels are ones that we typically get enough or too much of, and should be limited. They are: fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Identifying these nutrients on food labels can help you to make healthier food choices. Health experts recommend that intake of saturated fat, trans fat (which is found in most processed foods) and cholesterol be as minimal as possible. Lower down on nutrition labels, you’ll find nutrients that are important to consume in sufficient amounts, but which many Americans don’t. They are: dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

Percent Daily Value (% Daily Value or %DV). The % Daily Value tells you what percentage of the recommended daily intake a food item provides for a particular nutrient. The percentage is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. % Daily Value is useful in helping you determine if you are getting enough of certain nutrients, and can tell you whether a certain food is high or low in particular nutrients. If a food contains 5% or less of the Daily Value, it is considered low in that nutrient. If it contains 20% or more of the Daily Value, it is considered high in that nutrient.

The footnote. Have you ever noticed the asterisk that appears next to % Daily Value on nutrition labels? The asterisk refers to the footnote at the bottom, which tells you that the % Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. However, larger nutrition labels will tell you more than that – they will tell you the daily recommended intake for fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates and dietary fiber, based on a 2,000 calorie diet as well as a 2,500 calorie diet. Nutrients that have an upper daily limit – total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium – appear first on the footnote. You should try to consume less than the daily value for these nutrients. Nutrients with a lower limit – total carbohydrates and dietary fiber – indicate that you should try to consume at least the recommended daily value.

Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass Tea
Lemongrass TeaLemongrass Tea
$6.49

• Traditionally used to soothe the digestive tract*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

Native to India and tropical Asia, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has a wonderfully sweet, lemony aroma and zesty flavor that has made this herb a staple in Asian cuisine. Herbalists have also traditionally used tea brewed from lemongrass to soothe the digestive tract.*

Alvita Lemongrass Tea is made with premium-quality, organic lemongrass, and exudes a vibrant citrusy flavor and aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 1 cup daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus TeaHibiscus Tea
$7.99

• Traditionally used to support the cardiovascular system*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

The deep red tea produced by hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) comes from the vibrant red flower buds, or calyces, that are harvested just prior to blossoming. While long used as a fragrance in perfumes and sachets, as well as an ingredient in jams and jellies, ancient herbalists recognized the unique benefits of this herb, and traditionally used hibiscus tea to support the cardiovascular system.*

Alvita Hibiscus Tea is made with premium-quality, organic hibiscus calyces, and exudes a refreshingly tart flavor and light floral aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 2 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea Bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



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Rose Hips Tea

Rose Hips Tea
Rose Hips TeaRose Hips Tea
$7.99

• Traditionally used for its antioxidant properties*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

Rose hips, the “fruit” that grows on the prickly branches of the elegant and fragrant dog rose (Rosa canina), are renowned among herbalists for their naturally occurring vitamin C, and have traditionally been used for their antioxidant properties.*

Alvita Rose Hips Tea is made with premium-quality, organic rose hips, and produces a light and delightful fruity flavor and aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 2 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Hyssop Tea

Hyssop Tea
Hyssop TeaHyssop Tea
$6.99

• Traditionally used as a calmative*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

A member of the mint family, hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is known for its unique flavor, cleansing strength and distinctive aroma. The name hyssop is of Greek origin taken from the word “azob” which translates to “holy herb.” For centuries, herbalists have esteemed this herb for a broad array of beneficial uses, including brewing the leaves and flowers as a tea to use as a calmative.*

Alvita Hyssop Tea is made with premium-quality, organic hyssop leaves and flowers, and exudes a minty aroma and slightly astringent, sage-like flavor.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

St. John's Wort Tea

St. John's Wort Tea
St. John's Wort TeaSt. John's Wort Tea
$7.49

• Traditionally used to support a relaxed state of mind*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

While farmers and ranchers may argue that St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is little more than a noxious weed, herbalists have long recognized the benefits of this esteemed herb. As early as the 1500s, herbal practitioners used St. John’s Wort to support a calm mood and relaxed state of mind.* Today, St. John’s Wort has become one of the
most popularly consumed herbs.

Alvita St. John’s Wort Tea is made with premium-quality, organic St. John’s Wort flowers, and produces a uniquely earthy flavor and aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

NOTICE: Do not use this product while taking any prescription drug(s) without the advice of your prescribing physician. Avoid excessive exposure to UV irradiation (e.g., sunlight; tanning) when using this product.



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Rosemary Tea

Rosemary Tea
Rosemary TeaRosemary Tea
$6.59

• Traditionally used as a calmative*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is widely renowned as a culinary herb as well as a fragrance in cosmetics. But the needlelike leaves of rosemary have also been valued for centuries by folk and herbal practitioners, who have traditionally used the herb as a calmative.*

Alvita Rosemary Tea is made with premium-quality, organic rosemary leaves, and exudes the distinct flavor and aroma
that have made rosemary a culinary favorite.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 8 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea
Rooibos TeaRooibos Tea
$8.99

• A traditional South African antioxidant herbal tea*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

For more than 300 years, South Africans have brewed the fermented leaves of the rooibos shrub (Aspalathus linearis) into an herbal tea that is also commonly known as red bush tea. Its naturally sweet flavor and antioxidant content have earned rooibos tea a favored place among tea drinkers worldwide.

Alvita Rooibos Tea is made with premium-quality, organic rooibos leaves, and produces a mildly sweet flavor and aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of water heated to 185°. Cover and steep for 2 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Horsetail Tea

Horsetail Tea
Horsetail TeaHorsetail Tea
$8.69

• Traditionally used to support urinary tract health*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), named for the plant’s resemblance to the tail of a horse, has graced the earth for centuries. Native American, Ayurvedic, traditional European and contemporary herbalists alike recognize the benefits of this ancient herb, traditionally using horsetail to support urinary tract health.*

Alvita Horsetail Tea is made with premium-quality, organic horsetail, and produces a mild, herbaceous flavor and aroma.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Holy Basil Tea

Holy Basil Tea
Holy Basil TeaHoly Basil Tea
$10.49

• Traditionally used to for its adaptogenic properties*
• Certified organic

How It Works: 

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum L.), also known as Tulsi in Hindi, is one of India’s most sacred herbs, and is treated with reverence in daily ceremonial use. The herb is also a popular culinary ingredient as well as one of the primary herbs used in Ayurveda, and has traditionally been used by herbalists for its adaptogenic properties.*

Alvita Holy Basil Tea is made with premium-quality, organic holy basil leaves, and has a slightly spicy aroma and flavor with just a hint of clove.

Suggested Use: 

Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.

We recommend 3 cups daily.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags

Warning:
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.