Sunday, October 12, 2008

What is "Natural" Food?

My mother taught me to read food labels growing up...maybe yours did, too, or maybe she didn't.

Either way, there are new things to look for when reading labels...things that weren't in the foods we ate growing up!

One of the terms you see applied to food is "natural"--do not let that term lead you to believe it is good for you!

Even though high-fructose corn syrup is chemically processed (from dextrose, which comes from corn) it can be labeled "natural".

So can partially hydrogenated foods--which by now most people have at least heard off.

Both of these "foods" are really bad things to ingest.

Just because a food has a big "Natural" across it does not mean you shouldn't read the label. Read it and if it has partially hydrogenated anything or high fructose corn syrup, don't buy it.

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