Nutrition Information


Natural Foods Defined


With so many people concerned about natural and organic foods these days, it's useful to stop and really take a look at what "natural" and "organic" foods really are. We all know that natural and organic foods are better for us than highly processed or artificial foods, but do we really know which foods are natural and organic? When you buy food that is labeled "natural," what does that really mean? What about "organic"?

It turns out that the term "natural" doesn't mean all that much. Because it's only been broadly defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it's a fairly arbitrary term, the meaning of which is left up to the conscience of the food manufacturer. The FDA says that any food can be labeled as natural so long as it doesn't include added color, synthetic substances or artificial flavors.

This definition sounds good-until you realize that it can be stretched to include such definitely non-natural substances such as aspartame, the artificial sweetener. More liberal food manufacturers argue that "natural" means any material that exists in nature. While aspartame does not exist in nature (you have to use a chemical process to create it), manufacturers say that the resulting product is made up of two amino acids, both of which do exist in nature. Never mind that they don't exist glued together as aspartame!

So what can the savvy nutritionally-conscious consumer do about this? Go with a term that is clearly defined and regulated by the FDA: organic. In the next issue we'll delve into the intricacies of organic foods, including basic regulations and differing levels of organic production. In the meantime, avoid foods that are only labeled as "natural" and go for those labeled "organic" or "natural and organic." It's the real stuff.

About The Author

Stephanie Yeh and her partner have helped many other people achieve and experience prosperity with the help of a strong 15 year network marketing business. Her current project, the Journeyman Wealth Program, is aimed at helping 15 people a year fully achieve their dreams. Stephanie's Prosperity Abounds website works on the basic principle that "You are the creator of your own reality!". Get more details on her website at http://www.prosperity-abounds.com.

info@prosperity-abounds.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Nutrition Talk: Feeding the body feeds the brain
Boulder Daily Camera
When the topic of diet and health comes up, the focus is usually on either managing weight or health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. What doesn't always top the list is brain health — but that appears to be changing. More and more ...



Lead Your Healthiest Life with Complete Nutrition in Clarendon
ARL now
Offering free services, Complete Nutrition isn't your traditional nutritional supplement company. Based on the ideals of hydration, recovery, balanced nutrition and exercise, their success coaches can provide you with advice on these areas in addition ...



Runner's World

Benefits of Full-Fat Dairy - Why You Should Eat Whole Milk and ...
Runner's World
There are numerous health benefits to eating full-fat dairy over the low-fat or fat-free versions.

and more »


Lexington Clipper Herald

Nutrition and activity for health
Lexington Clipper Herald
Before the beginning of a six week session, students took a pre-test to see what they knew about nutrition and physical activity. At the end of the program, students are given a post-test to see how much they have learned from participating in the program.



Community Impact Newspaper

One Stop Nutrition to open in Highland Village and Flower Mound this fall
Community Impact Newspaper
One Stop Nutrition is opening two locations this fall: 3060 Justin Road, Ste. 130, Highland Village, and 3501 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 106, Flower Mound. The nutrition shop will offer nutritional shakes, vitamins and herbs, tanning salon, supplements ...



Tennis World

Tennis and nutrition: what you need to know
Tennis World
In the '20s and '30s, it was not uncommon to see a tennis player go to his bench and drink a shot of gin, rum or whiskey. Times have now changed. Diet and nutrition are an integral and very important part in the preparation of a tennis player ...



Durham Herald Sun

Nonprofit offers temporary fix to food-stamps shutdown at farmers markets
Durham Herald Sun
The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) will help Novo Dia Group stay open through August to continue processing federal nutrition electronic benefits including SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.



Gwinnettdailypost.com

GCPS, staffing company to host school nutrition job meet and greet
Gwinnettdailypost.com
According to GCPS Nutrition Director Ken Yant, the school district is looking to fill a couple hundred food service assistant vacancies. Earlier this summer, GCPS initiated a contract with Spur, a digital staffing solution, to provide workers for the ...



Lima Ohio

Quinn on Nutrition: Facts about sugar and cancer
Lima Ohio
It is not true, therefore, that we can starve cancer cells if we avoid all sugar. That is just the beginning of our confusion about sugar and cancer, according to an article by registered dietitian Karen Collins in a recent issue of Environmental ...



Summer meals program offers kids critical nutrition they need when school's out
Biddeford Journal Tribune
Luckily, the national summer meals program provides kids with the critical nutrition they need when school is out of session. The program offers free, healthy meals to anyone aged 18 and under at community sites families know and trust like schools ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2007