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The not so trusty “Natural Products”

By December 16, 2016Fact or Myth

Fact or Myth?

Are products with the label “natural” better for you?

The truth is that the word “natural” is not even considered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for any of their classifications. Products that have this “natural” label may still be highly processed and contain high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that many researchers blame for being one of the main cause of obesity in the United States. Another word that many confuse with “natural” for USDA classification is the word “organic” which is now being regulated by said agency. Products that have USDA’s approval to label themselves as “organic” are made without most conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones and antibiotics, and therefore will be better for you than their substitutes.

Products with the label “natural” are not necessarily better for you?

Products that have been labeled as “natural” are by no means a better option since there is no assurance that any consideration has been taken for your health.  However when you buy a product, go for the ones labeled as “organic” to ensure that you are getting something more natural.

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