Does the labels such as "gluten-free" and "organic" necessarily mean healthy or lower in calories?
The article written by Ellie Krieger "Halo foods" may not be so heavenly for health /USA TODAY, Nov.28/
"The health-halo effect is most likely contributing to our country's growing weight problem...People had been eating "healthy" cookies with abandon, thinking, they're good for you!"
Lower calories? Lower than what? I do not understand the reference here because neither the term 'gluten-free' nor 'organic' has anything to do with calories.
Calories count and add up quickly!
If it comes in a box read the ingredients and check the labels
Gluten-free, organic are marketing terms. They really mean nothing with regard to nutritional value. Just read the label.
No, it does not. If an ingredient is a low enough proportion, the product can be labeled as "free" of that ingredient. If you read the ingredients list, you may see that there are small amounts of the "free" ingredient.
Organic can be healthier if it is truly without chemicals, which our bodies do not want.
Always be sure to read the ingredients list to make the choice; and, better still, eat mostly fresh and natural foods that do not need a label or list.
I find so many people who do not need to eat gluten free have been, and while there are some benefits to this for some people - others expect it to automatically equal weight loss. This is not the case!