Today I want to talk about the organic fad that has been booking for the past few years or so. For the most part I believe that most of the so acclaimed Organic, Natural, chemical free, etc is just a marketing strategy to get you(the consumer)to buy certain products. I believe this in particular because there is no way something can be 100% chemical free since even human beings are composed of multiple chemicals. Everything around us is a form of chemical. So how could there be certain beauty products than claim to be %100 chemical free?. Also the fact that some products claim to be organic doesn't necessarily mean they really are. If you do a little reading you will find out that it doesn't necessarily mean organic because a federal court ruling about three years ago I believe 2005, a federal court ruled to severely limit the use of synthetic substances in organic food. Some of the court ruling prohibited in all, among them ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C; pectin; and hydrogen peroxide. It also banned dairy herds in the process of becoming organic from being fed feed that was partially non-organic. So if you really want to be sure about what you are getting I have a couple suggestions to you:
Skip prepackaged food when possible(since most of the prepackaged stuff contains a lot of preservatives and synthetic ingredients)
If you can't help it but have to eat processed food ALWAYS read the labels before you eat and look for the ingredients.
Here is a list of the most commonly harmful ingredients found in most prepackaged or processed food:
Partially Hydrogenated oil, soybean oil, cassein, butter fat, butter, butter oil, calcium caseinate, lactalbumin, whey from the dairy's category.
From the different names for sugar, stay away from corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, maltose, fructose, glucose, dextrose, maltodextrin.
Definetely stay AWAY from partially or fully hydrogenated oils.
Please remember it is important that you get the right nutrients such as Fats, Carbohydrates and protein but the right kinds not the ones that are 10 for $1 at the supermarket in the center aisle. The more you learn the easier it will become for you to choose the right food.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and feel free to leave your comments as they promote improvement to my blog.