How do you make an educated food purchase that will protect you and your family from harmful yet common food contaminants?
Under federal regulations, it’s entirely acceptable to include additives that are not even deemed as ‘natural’, or use unnatural preparation methods like frying, genetic modification, or pasteurization.
Organic products will contain a percentage of organic content as indicated on label. Look for the highest possible percentage rates.GMO-free foods. Among health concerns, genetically modified food is arguably the highest priority to avoid. Most foods that contain GMOs are not labeled. GMO-free products make a note that they are such, often with a verified GMO-free label.Pay attention to certain food processing methods, like pasteurization, irradiation, or frying.Check sugar and salt content. Despite being organic, it’s still not healthy to consume huge amounts of sugar or sodium.Most oils used in products (canola, sunflower, vegetable) unless otherwise stated, may be GMO.Avoid soy as it is one of the most genetically modified crops used in food products today.Avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame and suraclose.
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