Fitness, nutrition and longevity are mind games, as matter of fact everything is a mind game, for the body is a slave to the mind and reacts according to its commands and not necessarily to its needs and protection.
We must take into account several factors before determining if what we are doing is correct in regards to the ability to control and master our body reactions.
- Are we cooking our food or nuking our food?
- Are we taking in account our environment when we have cravings?
- Are we reacting in a ‘fight or flight’ mode with our daily occurrences?
- Are we really reading and understanding the ingredient labels of our food?
1990: Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) passes. It requires all packaged foods to bear nutrition labeling and all health claims for foods to be consistent with terms defined by the Secretary of HHS. As a concession to food manufacturers, the FDA authorizes some health claims for foods.
Is eating organic all it takes to stay healthy?
Organic produce must be grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Farmers must use natural means to control insects and weeds. Only natural fertilizers, such as compost, are allowed. After harvesting, farmers cannot treat food with preservatives, such as wax.
Eating organic is just the first step to embarking on a healthy and higher quality of life. Yet not all organic food will react favorably in your system. You need to listen to your body to determine which foods are right for you.
5. What organic foods react incorrectly with my body to avoid inflammation ?
Are ALL the ingredients listed on foods we buy or does the FDA permit ingredients in the food without being on the label?
Food manufacturers are required to list all ingredients in the food on the label. On a product label, the ingredients are listed in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts.
Reading the Label. Manufacturers must make it easy for you to recognize chemical preservatives by not only listing the name of the preservative but also by listing its purpose, according to the FDA. For example, a food label might list “potassium sorbate, used as a preservative” on the ingredients label.
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