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Many foods considered “health foods” do exactly the opposite of what is claimed, thanks to massively successful corporate ad campaigns.


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/19/unhealthy-health-foods.aspx?

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If you grew up believing the best way to start your day was a bowl of cereal, a piece of whole wheat toast smeared with margarine, and a glass of orange juice, you’re in good company. If your health is ailing and you’re reading this, chances are your lack of progress isn’t due to apathy or poor will power but instead, confusion over which foods are good for you and which are not.

When considering food—regardless of whether it’s organic, local, from a supermarket or from a farmer’s market, make sure you keep the following criteria in mind. Most often, the best place to find high-quality foods is from a sustainable agricultural group in your area. If you’re unsure of what foods you should be eating and in what proportions, or you just need some help getting started, please refer to my free nutrition plan. Make sure that your food is:

Grown/raised without pesticides and chemical fertilizers (organic foods fit this description, but so do some non-organic foods) Is fresh (if you have to choose between wilted organic produce or fresh conventional produce, the latter may still be the better option as freshness is important for optimal nutrient content) Not genetically engineered Not grown/raised in a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) Contains no added growth hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs Grown/raised with the laws of nature in mind (meaning animals are fed their native diets, not a mix of grains and animal byproducts, and have free access to the outdoors) Contains no preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or artificial anything Grown/raised sustainably (using minimal amounts of water, protecting the soil from burnout, and turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants)

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So basically, nothing processed?

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