Don’t be taken in but these food buzzwords

Food processors are getting the message that today’s consumer, especially millennials, want to eat healthier and won’t shop in traditional stores unless they change their product mix to reflect that.

Think anything that says whole grain is healthy? Think again.

But rather than simply make healthier products, some processors have turned to buzzwords that appear to mean healthier while not actually conveying anything healthy about a given food. Don’t be taken in by these terms, read labels and actually study what is in a product before buying it.

Here’s a list from Cooking Light

magazine’s article Beware of these 4 “Healthy” Buzzwords While Grocery Shopping

The words:

  • All Natural
  • Organic
  • Gluten-free
  • Whole Grain

Surprised? Then you need to read the entire article. Whole grain surprised me, but here’s what the piece says about that:

“An item that contains whole grains may also contain high fructose corn syrup and other refined sweeteners as well as refined grains, saturated fats, and high amounts of sodium.”

 

 

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