I think one of the main obstacles to people eating the way God intended us to is the confusing package labels companies put on their food. These labels are largely unregulated by the FDA and consequently, lead many Americans to believe foods are healthy when, in fact, they are exactly the opposite. I found this brief explanation on labels and thought I'd share it with you:
"Some examples of “healthy food” words on product labels:
No Added Sugar
We are supposed to believe that each of these categories makes a food healthier. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Here is what those “healthy food” phrases actually translate to:
Fat free, but full of sugar and chemicals.
Reduced fat, but increased carbohydrates.
Low fat, but high glycemic index.
Sugar free, but artificial everything else.
No added sugar… because the all natural version has enough sugar to give you type II diabetes anyway.
“Diet” food, but it causes cancer in lab rats so don’t drink/eat too much of it.
Consider the logic that food manufactures would have us believe: fat-free is good for you; jelly beans, jolly ranchers, and cotton candy are fat-free; therefore all those sugary candies are good for you. Makes sense? Think about it.
In fact, a study at John Hopkins University recently determined a link between high blood sugar and heart disease. This means high glycemic foods, such as the candy I just mentioned as well as many similar products, are inherently unhealthy."
As a side note, I've also found products labeled as "natural" (a label I often look for) with ingredients like autolyzed yeast extract (a "natural" MSG). Not coincidentally, these tend to also be foods that are more processed. So to make things easier, just get as far away from anything overly processed as possible. And don't judge a [box] by its cover!