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What’s Really in Your Food?

Manufacturer ingredients and food content is under increasing scrutiny lately. In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled to ban trans fats from foods over the course of the next three years. But, with trans fats banned, do you truly know what is in your food?

WebMD’s recent article The Dirty Secrets of ‘Clean’ Labels discusses the growing trend of consumers more closely examining the ingredients of the foods they buy.

For some, like the woman highlighted in the article, it’s the realization that the number one ingredient in the food she was feeding her one-year-old was high-fructose corn syrup. For others it’s a food allergy or a health warning from their doctor.

Whatever your motivation, the need to review food labels is becoming more common as ingredient amounts and names are becoming ever confusing or hidden.

Recommendations for shopping natural, clean and healthy foods abound. For many, the consensus to stay on the edges of the grocery stores (around the produce aisles) is a winner. A recent Health Co-Op blog post detailed organic versus non-organic produce reviewing the “dirty dozen and clean fifteen”.

Whether you’re a novice healthy shopper or a produce-pro, the need to more closely examine our food ingredients is prevalent.

If you have questions regarding your health care or would like our team to research some doctors, nutritionists, dieticians or specialists in your area to kick start your healthy lifestyle, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our expert Advisors today!

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