Vitamins and supplements: The 30-billion dollar rip-off!

FDA looks into fortified snacks

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Legally, they can say anything they damn well want on those labels and they love the word ” organic ,” which in fact, means nothing! The truth is, the vitamin and supplement industry is virtually non-regulated and none of the companies are required to go through safety and efficacy testing. Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition , Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, has noted on many occasions that “many vitamins and supplements may contain impurities and may not have the active ingredients on their label.” There have been numerous scientific studies which have proven that processed oils, minerals, extracts and herbs do absolutely nothing positive for your health and may actually be harmful. Most major media outlets will not report this because some of their largest ads (source of revenue) are from the companies who make these products. The most popular vitamin among both men and women are the famed “multi-vitamins.” There are various brands on the market and they are all the same thing — useless little expensive pills. In a recent study the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, performed 63 random and controlled tests on multi-vitamins.
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Vitamins & Minerals For Hair That’s Healthier, Stronger And Shinier

The Food and Drug Administration has submitted to the White Houses Office of Management and Budget the required paperwork to launch a study into whether artificially adding vitamins to snack foods and carbonated drinks causes consumers to believe that substituting them for more nutritious foods ensures a healthier diet. + reset Think Vitamin Water, which along with vitamins A, B and C also has 33 grams of sugar, or Girl Scout cookies, which are fortified with vitamins A, B, C, D and E and claim to be a delicious new way to get your vitamins, though a typical serving still contains 180 calories and four grams of saturated fat. The FDAs proposed study would use a short Web-based questionnaire to collect information from 7,500 adult members of an online consumer panel. Participants would view labels and answer questions about their perceptions and reactions to them. Depending on the results, the study could set the stage for a larger battle with powerful food companies, which already are dealing with lawsuits filed by consumer advocates. The FDA has a regulation that essentially discourages snack food makers from claiming their snacks are healthy because of added vitamins.
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BPA dangers

You can get enough good fats in your diet from small amounts of avocados and other whole plant foods, but oils are always processed as they are not found naturally in nature.” Get Rid Of Dull Winter Skin: Pineapple “Pineapple is excellent in promoting efficient digestion, which is what soft beautiful skin is dependent on,” says Snyder. “Pineapple is also high in vitamin C, which helps in the formation of collagen, a protein that helps grow new skin and blood vessels.” Get Rid Of Dull Winter Skin: Flax Seeds “Flaxseeds offer vital omega-2 fatty acids that supply the right ratio of essential fatty acids to your body, ensuring peak functioning,” says Snyder. “Omega-3 fatty acids also help prevent inflammation, which can lead to dry damaged skin.” Prevent Breakouts And Acne “The liver filters toxins and pushes the waste to the colon,” says Snyder. “But when these organs become overloaded with waste and toxins (from food), the toxins have to be pushed out through the skin, another eliminative organ, creating those ugly pimples called acne.” Prevent Breakouts And Acne: Coconut Yogurt “Try beauty foods like coconut yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria (probiotics), and can help keep your system clean,” says Snyder. “It is dairy-free, as dairy is difficult for many to digest and has been to shown to be a potential problematic trigger for acne.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/vitamins-minerals-for-hair-health_n_3451747.html

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