If there’s one word that sums up Britain’s attitude to healthy eating it’s ‘confused’.

And it’s hardly surprising. Scarcely a day goes by without some new piece of research showing a particular food to be either super-healthy or guaranteed to take years off your life. Sometimes it’s the very same item.

On food labels the term ‘healthy’ seems to apply to pretty well everything. Processed foods are labelled ‘healthy’ because the manufacturer has halved the salt and sugar content or cut back the level of fat. But isn’t there more to the health-giving properties of food than this?

What about the sum total of the nutrients it contains – the minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and the rest? Surely it’s these that make a food healthy – or not. Yet it’s these the labels seldom tell us anything about.

The same is true of fresh foods. Food guides may tell you that carrots are good for you, but not all carrots are the same. Depending on the way they’re grown – and the soil they’re grown in – some will have far more health-giving nutrients than others. If you’re interested in health you need to make sure you’re eating the good ones and not the ‘fakes’.

WE WANT REAL FOOD aims to give you the facts you need to choose the truly healthy foods, the ones packed full of nutrients (Which Food To Buy>).It’ll also tell you how to find them at a retailer near you (The Local Food Directory>).Though celebrity chefs like to hype up nutrient-dense foods as rare and precious jewels, they’re pretty much everywhere if you know what you’re looking for. And they don’t have to be expensive.

So turn your back on the muddle and prepare to embark on a new exploration of healthy eating. You may get a few surprises along the way, but you’ll also get a better idea of what’s genuinely good for you and what isn’t. Healthy, nutrient-rich foods aren’t for the lucky few. They’re the birthright of everyone. Good hunting.

To read more about:-
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Why We Like Sweet Things
The Importance Of Minerals
What’s Wrong With Farming
Essential Nutrients For Good Health
White Bread Is Bad For You
Look For The Pasture-Fed Label
Good Soil = Real Food
Butter, Cholesterol And Omega-3
Reinventing Farming
Time For Change
Break The Supermarket Habit
Where To Buy Real Food

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