By Betty Murray
Don’t head to the grocery store without your Smartphone. There are a number of apps available to help consumers make smart, healthy food selections.
Last week, I posted an article about the dangers of genetically modified foods. The FDA has approved some foods, which are genetically modified to grow faster, or be resistant to pesticides or insects, for example. Don’t be mislead — these foods don’t come without their own health risks, such as allergic reactions, mouth lesions, diarrhea, kidney and liver problems as well as negative effects on the body’s reproductive system.
This week, an Associated Press article dug deeper into the issue of genetically modified foods. According to the article, the “Agriculture Department has approved three more genetically engineered crops in the past month.” Consumers can also expect to see the approval of the first genetically modified animal for human consumption — genetically modified salmon.
While the battle to require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such is still going on, there are a few steps consumers can take to avoid such foods. So grab your Smartphone and download these apps to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Take action and know what’s in your food before you buy!
Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is a Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor, founder of the Dallas-based integrative medical center, Living Well Health & Wellness and founder of the Metabolic Blueprint wellness program. Betty’s nutrition counseling practice specializes in metabolic and digestive disorders and weight loss resistance. A master of the bio-chemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutritional interventions to improve their health. Betty is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.