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Why Choosing Healthy Food at the Grocery Store Can Be Tricky

I was at a grocery store (super market) yesterday and had to shake my head with all the delusional food labels everywhere. In every aisle, I see many products that claim to be all kinds of things that are said to be "healthy", but not in reality. This is the worst food marketing fraud.

One of the things I noticed that really bothered me was that I saw some examples of healthy foods in their natural state, while also realizing that processed versions of too many of the original foods claimed to be healthier than the natural versions.

However, in reality, all these fake versions are actually worse for you than the original ... and they still have the balls to say that their "deleted" version is too well-processed.

The sad thing is that millions of people fall for cheating food everyday. Here are some examples I noticed:

Example # 1: Products that claim to be "better than peanut butter"

This product doesn't make sense! I do not believe anyone would believe that this processed waste is better for them than minimal processed peanut butter.

First of all, if you buy good natural organic peanut butter, it is usually very easy with just two ingredients ... peanut and salt. And they don't add much salt so it's not a high sodium product.

However, this fake peanut butter that claims to be "better than peanut butter" (trying to look healthier than natural peanut butter based on its label claims) has a list of processed junk in it you wouldn't believe. First of all, they release all the natural healthy fats from the beans until it is a "low fat" product. Well, now you've just taken one of the healthiest parts of peanut butter ... the satisfying fat appetite you need to control your appetite and maintain a more stable blood sugar level in your body.

To make matters worse, healthy fats are replaced with 2 types of sugar-based syrup as well as extra dehydrated juice (aka Sugar), in addition to refined starch (if you don't have enough refined carbohydrate blood sugar).

This product has taken something natural and natural as peanut butter, and has made it what it should be called a kind of processed candy. However, they claim that it is healthier for you than peanut butter. And somehow they can cheat with masses like this on their labels. Don't be silly!

Example # 2: Products that claim to be "better than eggs".

I will not go into detail on this matter as I have recently posted details on this topic in another ezine issue.

Basically, this product is just egg white with a bunch of other chemical dyes, flavors, and nonsense, including artificial vitamins added.

Again, this product has basically ruined a good thing by releasing the healthiest part ... YOLKS! And yes, yellow is the healthiest part of the egg. Anyone who tells you differently doesn't know much about real nutrition. The important thing to find whole eggs is cage-free and organic.

Most people are unaware that almost all egg quality foods are found in yellow. The majority of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace nutrients are found in yellow, not white. Although white protein is not of high quality in terms of bioavailability without a yellow amino acid profile that complements the white amino acid profile.

And no, cholesterol in eggs is not bad for you ... it actually raises your good cholesterol more than bad cholesterol which increases your overall profile. And the whole egg fat is balanced and healthy for you too.

Bottom line ... whole eggs are healthier than egg whites. It's not a close comparison. Label claims are just another example of food marketing fraud.

Example # 3: Products that claim to be "better than butter".

This is basically a poorly processed margarine loaded with highly processed and deadly trans fats, but it's nerve-racking to claim it is "better than butter".

Don't fall for it!

Although low quality butter is better for you than any margarine on the market. One problem with butter is pesticides and hormones that are often found in cattle that are not burned properly.

For this reason, it is always a good choice to go with organic butter, and if you can find a butter that is nourishing, then I would also say it can be healthy for you. Butter fed grass is higher in favorable natural form of linoleic acid (CLA). In fact, adding a little butter to steamed vegetables helps your body absorb more vitamins and minerals in vegetables.

Also, due to the stable saturated fat content in butter, this makes butter one of the best oils to cook. High oils in unsaturated fats like soy, corn, safflower (and even flax) are bad for cooking because of their extremely unstable chemical properties. I have a complete article on healthy oils for cooking and those that are not based on their chemistry.

Another point ... saturated fat in butter is NOT bad for you. We have beaten a dead horse to that topic in a previous article, but again, a more detailed article on that topic is available on my website.

You can find more articles on all of these controversial health and fitness topics on my website below. For your good health!



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