Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
These are categories of "foods" that
have been created largely by the chemical/junk food industry in order to get a piece of
the health food pie. A Functional Food might be a food item full of unhealthy junk, but
which also contains vitamins or something which allows the company to claim that it
is healthy. In addition, Functional Foods may be genetically-engineered, making them
even more dangerous.
Nutraceuticals are nutrient-rich products which will be allowed to have
limited health claims. However, many nutraceuticals will be created by chemical
companies and could be genetically-engineered, irradiated, lab-produced, etc. and
you would not know. Please don't jump on the bandwagon to the latest nutraceutical
in the news.
Read the Food & Nutrition
article for independent information on nutrition and supplementation.