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.

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