Food Hype: Natural or Organic

Is there really a difference? 

Food manufactures want us to believe we’re purchasing a healthy product, even if we’re not. They do everything they can to convince us that their processed food is in some way nutritious. Today, 90 percent of the foods in our grocery stores are processed with over 3,000 chemicals.

Learning what’s in the food we purchase is vital for every family. Eliminating additives and chemicals from your diet will increase the overall health of your family. In Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater, I explain the difference between natural and organic:

“The terms natural and organic don’t mean the same thing. They’re not interchangeable. Certified USDA organically grown produce is produced without pesticides, synthetic herbicides, sewage sludge, irradiation, preservatives or additives, and doesn’t utilize seeds from Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMOs). USDA Organic means it’s grown, handled, and processed differently than conventionally processed foods. At least 95 percent of the product is organic.

On the other hand, the word “natural” on the label means absolutely nothing. Natural isn’t a term designating how the food was grown or produced or handled. The term “natural” indicates the product is edible. The food hype includes the whole food industry, which is growing by leaps and bounds. Just because the word organic is mentioned, don’t think the product is free of sugar or white flour. Reading labels is still your best bet. ”

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