Food Items Commonly Mistaken For ‘Health Foods’
The food processing industry and its raw food supplier allies have been clever at marketing their products as healthy while attacking the foods they replace as unhealthy. And it has worked both ways.
Saturated fats including coconut oil and real butter were demonized as obesity producers and heart health hazards while trans-fatty acid hydrogenated vegetable oils and margarine were marketed as substitutes that prevented both obesity and heart attacks.
All were lies marketed without intervention from the the Federal Trade Commission (FTA) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Yet both agencies are quick to jump on scientifically confirmed health claims from whole food providers such as those who grow and distribute cherries and walnuts (http://www.naturalnews.com/029698_censorship_FDA.html).
So we are forced to separate fact from fiction and see our way through the blizzard of lies and contradictions within the health foods field. As basic rules, moderation and different foods for different folks makes sense.
But marketing disinformation has vaulted questionable foods into undeserved health food status.