How To Shop Smarter For Food?

In this era of advancing technology and advancing demands of people for almost everything including food is on the rise. Due to higher demand, a few low-quality brands of food are also working in the market putting the health of people on a stake. Below it the list of six different food labels, the list contains an expert opinion on the fact if these brands actually deliver what they promise:

4 Common Food Labels, Deciphered

There is an overabundance of food labels in a grocery store, and they probably can’t be encompassed in one sitting. However, these are the most common food labels in the food industry and most commonly used by people. Hence they are presented here with expert’s opinion. Here’s everything you need to know about the nutritious value of these food labels.

1. “Fortified With”

Fortified with means that the food made under this label has additional nutrients like vitamins and minerals are added into this food in addition to the already present nutrients. This label is mostly seen on cereals, yogurt, milk and a few other dairy products. The thing we need to know is that if it is healthier to eat fortified products. According to experts, it does not mean that adding nutrients to the food artificially will increase its nutritional value. Nutritional experts also say that it depends on the person using the product, for example, a person who is watching his waistline might not admire use extra nutrients which will increase calorie intake. So, each individual case matters in it if they want to use the extra nutrients and calories or not.

2. “Enriched In”

Food authorities have confirmed that some of the nutrients are lost during processing of food. So, enriched in add these nutrients again, so the product remains healthy. If we take the example of Pasta, it loses most of the Vitamins B during processing to the company will have to add it back. Enriched food will contain 10% more of nutritious value than the food which is not enriched. However, the food will have to get checked for the whole product before deciding if it is healthier than before or not.

3. “Natural”

According to food and nutrition expert, we can’t rely on food labels when they say naturally because there is no such thing as completely natural food nowadays. However, Federal Drug and Administration Authority let the food companies use the label to use the “Natural” label on their food if it is free of artificial flavors, color or synthetic ingredients.

4. “Non-GMO”

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, and it is a common belief around the people who want to eat healthy that GMOs are not healthy. The labels representing NON-GMO foods are proven to be without these genetically modified organisms. Most of the people think that GMOs are bad for health. However, it has been confirmed through researches that GMOs are safe to use. It would also be hard to avoid GMOs as we can find it in almost every food we eat like canola oil, squash,, and soy. But if you are one of those people Non-GMO food, this label has to be looked out for.

 

An Unlikely Cheap Natural Weight Loss Miracle Worker – Vinegar, huh?

We all know the trouble people put themselves through to lose just a couple of pounds. With more than two thirds (2/3) of American adults being Obese and overweight, obesity has become the modern epidemic like the plague of middle ages. So it is only understandable that losing weight has become the global obsession (not just for women any more). With this kind of demand for weight loss the healthcare industry has dollar signs in their eyes, which caused a lot of trouble over the years. Most of pharmaceutical weight loss products have been just outright fraud. Even if the “pill” does work in most cases either it comes with some undesirable side effects, or you start gaining back the weight after you stop taking the pill, which effectively makes you a life-long customer/addict.

Natural alternatives

So now comes the interesting case of the creator of Stanford student weight loss apple cider vinegar Ryan Haughman amazing weight loss of 130lbs. This Stanford student was able to all this weight in under four weeks, and best of all in a healthy way and on a student budget. Before this Ryan had trouble with weight his whole life. He tried all the classic diets and pills but they didn’t help him so he turned to healthier alternatives like natural weight loss products. This is a miraculous feat, but let’s just keep in mind that the guy is not only a Stanford student, but he’s a Stanford student majoring in nutritional science. Which means this guy knows what he’s doing when it comes to food. He called his friends from the other Ivy league like Harvard and Yale and they came up with a weight loss formula.

The final product cost them just five dollars to make. So what was the incredible formula? It’s the combination of MyLyfe Garcina and apple cider vinegar. MyLyfe Garcina is a natural weight loss product whose “secret” ingredient is Garcinia Cambogia, a fat burnig fruit that contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Hydroxycitric acid is scientifically proven to help with weight loss and stimulate the creating of serotonin, also known as the happy hormone (the one that makes you feel good). On the other side apple cider vinegar helps with heartburn and acid reflux, promotes healthy cholesterol, promotes healthy blood sugar and has antioxidant properties. These two combined appear to be a very powerful combination.

How did Ryan get this idea?

He got it from watching the actor Jonah Hill lose incredible amounts of weight for his movie rolls. After having some difficulty he found it in an interview of his where he said he used apple cider vinegar and MyLyfe Garcinia. You must be thinking this MyLyfe Garcinia must be incredibly expensive. That turns out to be far from the truth. Since this is a natural product it’s not very expensive to make it. Further, MyLyfe Garcina gave the product to Ryan, so he just had to pay for the shipping which cost around five dollars. Ironically enough the vinegar was a dollar more expensive than MyLyfe Garcina. After his success, Miranda Lambert used a similar combination to achieve great results. Now, you can’t know if this will work for you or your family member, if you don’t give it a shot. Who knows this could be a life changer.