When It comes to Nutrition, It can be a very confusing subject.
What is perceived "healthy" to big name companies who thrive on creating marketing hypes on packaging, like for example, some special new bread being made a certain way, could easily be called a simple marketing piece to create a buzz based on a simple play on words. For example the bread having a number of fiber, or the bread being wheat. Separating nutrition truth from myths can be hard. But I can recommended a couple of tips you can use that wont allow your new year weight loss goals to be sabotaged by Nutritional marketing words that big name companies use.
Research shows, Major Food and Beverage Company's have a marketing game plan. No-duh right? But I think most people don't care the way these companies market themselves because they have not been educated on just how much money they invest in learning ways to trick even the most educated consumers!
This industries rely on misinformation, negative data, to confuse the public with conflicting evidence. The Food and Soft Drink Companies continue to insist there is no such thing as unhealthy food. They say that any food, no matter what ingredients in it, can be part of a healthful diet. They also tend to blame lack of exercise, rather than their foods, for causing obesity.
The position of the U.S. food industry is nothing short of disgusting. To suggest that there's no such thing as an unhealthy food strains the credibility of logic and common sense. Clearly, there are some foods that promote obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases. At the same time, there are other foods that even prevent those diseases.
Essentially, this can be understood by looking at the ingredients that are in the foods. It is the ingredients themselves that give the healthful or health-destroying characteristics to food and beverage products. For example, any food made with high-fructose corn syrup is likely to promote diabetes or obesity. Likewise, any food made with refined white flour will also promote diabetes and obesity.
Many of these ingredients are slow-acting poisons, and it appears to be the position of the Food and Beverage Companies that poisons really aren't poisonous. Apparently, in their view, you could put any ingredient into a food or beverage, and it would have absolutely no effect on a person's health. Simply These companies put more effort in finding ways to make money, than your health.
The real story in all of this is that Foods and Beverages that you consume, does have a dramatic and obvious health effect on the human body. Every cell in your body is built from ingredients that you put in your mouth. If you eat ingredients that promote health, you will in time become a healthier person. If you choose, on the other hand, if you choose to eat the ingredients that destroy your health, It will and end up causing various diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental depression, or heart disease.
If these ingredients were made illegal tomorrow, and were emptied out of the food chain in a matter of weeks or months, we would see an immediate drop in chronic disease and obesity across the United States. Health care costs would drop, quality of life would skyrocket, and people would be healthier.
Getting back to the main point here, The Food Industry will continue to produce scientists that refute scientific reality in their effort to spread disinformation about the relationship between foods and disease. At the same time, we have good science as our ally. We can conduct studies that show and prove these nutritional relationships. We can publicize those studies and help make legislators and the public aware of the true cause of obesity and chronic disease in this country and around the world. We can counter their bad, distorted science with good science that shows foods and beverages really do play a role in the health outcome of individuals.
Ultimately, for the new year really look at the companies ads, and ingredients. Focus on what they are trying to accomplish, and ask yourself....is this really good for me?