Being pain free isn't all about the physical body and mechanical function. What we feed our bodies plays a big role too, the "chemical" aspect of things.
If you go in the grocery store and you see the label "All Natural" it doesn't really mean much. In a study by Consumer Reports, they found that 59% of people actually look for the "all natural" term in the label. The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has not clearly defined the term " natural", so a manufacturer can make this claim even when it has artificial ingredients.
Jody Rohlena of' 'ShopSmart magazine' says: "do not to take all labels at face value but to also look at the ingredient list". I can tell you that one thing I'll often notice is that if there's a huge ingredient list; if the ingredient label wraps around the side of the package, it probably has a lot of junk in it. I like ingredient lists to be simple like: milk, butter or salt, potatoes, coconut oil. Take a look at this Peeled Plum Tomatoes Italian Style I recently was using for my lasange recipe...what is this "natural basil flavor" it is referring to? Is it similar to the basil growing in my backyard? Hmmmm.... Something tells me not.
Here what Whole Foods Market had to say about their Dr. Snap soda: they emailed this statement: "We believe that naturally occurring ingredients used as a coloring are not artificial in the same way, as purely synthetic ingredients, like red #3 or yellow #5. Caramel color is made primarily of heated/caramelized sugars."
Just a note from me about Whole Foods from me: I love the store; sure, it might be a little pricier for some things, but the quality is so good. In fact we have a Glastonbury Whole Foods near us, and it is so convenient. They have stricter rules when selecting items to go on the shelves, so let me tell you, that extra money you have to pay is well worth it. Not only that, the staff is extremely knowledgable. One time I was looking for corn tortillas vs the ones made from flour, and I wanted a bigger size...he knew exactly what I was talking about, and not only where to find them but could compare the taste of them to the taste of the others. He knew that they didn't have or at least didn't carry bigger ones of this kind. I was wowed at his helpfulness and his knowledge.
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