7 Health Buzzwords and What They Really Mean

June 18, 2014 7:02 AM

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7 Health Buzzwords and What They Really Mean

“Certain buzzwords create a health halo that implies a food is better for you than it actually is,” said Temple Northup, assistant professor at the University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and lead author of the study published in Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. “If there’s a health statement on a label trying to make a case for how healthy it is, it’s generally not a healthy choice.”

A report in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumers pay a premium for organic products because they think they’re healthier, even though that isn’t always the case.

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