Todays Health Food Stores There May Be Nothing There For You Anymore

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Todays Health Food Stores There May Be Nothing There For You Anymore

  1. 1. ==== ====Read more or more information here:http://healthandfoods.net/ebook==== ====Health food stores are emerging at a rapid rate across the country. They are expanding theirnumbers increasingly. Many health food stores are worker owned cooperatives and consumerscooperatives due in part to their growth of popularity during the counter culture movement of the1960s and 1970s and the ability of cooperative buying power to bring lower costs to the consumer.ProductsRegulators need to consider regulations to better protect vulnerable patients from incurringsignificant costs due to their purchasing of natural health food products lacking evidence of benefitand of questionable safety. GNC has its own line of homeopathic products as well as naturalherbs. The recent boom in health food stores has provided an enormous variety of high qualityproducts that are heads above the processed junk loaded with preservatives currently sold intodays super markets. In addition to the wider array of health food products, health food storesare often a good source of milk substitutes, cruelty-free cosmetics, bulk grains, nuts and seeds,organic fruits and vegetables, non-toxic cookware, vegetarian meat substitutes, non-dairy cheesealternatives, fat-free natural pastries, and fast-food delis.OrganicDont assume that chickens or eggs in health food stores are raised on pasture or are fed organicfeed. It is more labor intensive on pasture and organic feed costs twice as much. Therefore,many suppliers use wording that gives the impression of pasture or organic to increase their salesand selling price.SupplementsA health food store is a type of grocery store that primarily sells organic foods, local produce, andoften nutritional supplements. The employees in health food stores differ widely in how much theyknow about supplements and what they can do. A health food store might also sell herbalsupplements, dietary aids, body care items and many more products that might help you lead ahealthier lifestyle.SugarMost health-food store owners would steadfastly refuse to carry coffee, regular tea and chocolatebecause of the caffeine and would not sell baked goods made with sugar or white flour. But HerbFerleger, who owns "Food for Thought" as well as "Capitol Health Foods" on New York Avenue inHuntington, has a different attitude. The health-food pastrys greatest claim to superiority is that itis, according to the label, sweetened with fruit juice, as if that were better than sugar, corn syrup
  2. 2. or honey. They dont taste very good, especially if youve come off of a standard Western diethigh in refined sugars, refined carbohydrates, white flour, and so on. "The main thing you want tolook out for in juices is that you are getting a lot of true juice and not a lot of sugar. Some thingsdisguised as juice can have quite a lot of sugar," Anderson warns. Health food stores arenotorious for disguising sugar with many fancy-sounding names like cane juice and cane syrupand honey -- these are all sweeteners and are no better than sugar.ResearchResearchers posing as typical consumers found employees of these stores readily givinginformation and product recommendations. The researchers found that, health food stores arerecommending a variety of products. Early research suggested that antioxidants could be helpfulin preventing heart disease, but newer research has called that theory into question. Heemphasized patients should also take responsibility for researching how other remedies couldaffect their treatment.VegetarianHealth food stores often offer foods that attract people with special diets, such as people withwheat and gluten allergies, diabetics, vegans, vegetarians, and raw foodists. In addition to thewider array of health food products, health food stores are often a good source of milk substitutes,cruelty-free cosmetics, bulk grains, nuts and seeds, organic fruits and vegetables, non-toxiccookware, vegetarian meat substitutes, non-dairy cheese alternatives, fat-free natural pastries,and fast-food delis. A lot of health food stores have special products for individuals on specialdiets, such as gluten-free diets as well as vegan and vegetarian food. "Being vegetarian is notnecessary, but if you choose that lifestyle you can get a lot of benefits.This article was written by Jim Swank. For more information on health and nutrition, go to Jim`swebsite at: http://www.healthandbizguru.comJim Swank has been in the health care field for a number of years. His particular area of expertiseis Health and Nutrition. He has a special interest in sharing how nutrition can help those withlearning disabilities. For more information on health, fitness and nutrition, go to his website at:[http://www.healthandbizguru.com]Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jim_Swank
  3. 3. ==== ====Read more or more information here:http://healthandfoods.net/ebook==== ====

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