Are all natual/Organic foods still good for you even if they're certified as "junk food"?

Are all natual/Organic foods still good for you even if they're certified as "junk food"? Topic: Are all natual/Organic foods still good for you even if they're certified as "junk food"?
September 19, 2019 / By Agnus
Question: For example, are organic cookies good for you? Normally they wouldn't be because they're cookies but if they are organic, does that make it any better? I was just wondering, because I bought these all natural chocolate biscuits, and was wondering if it's still junk food, whether it's all natural/organic or not.Please and thanks ;)
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Timo Timo | 7 days ago
Junk is junk. organic junk food is better because it will not have artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils, HFCS or GMO's and the ingredients were grown organically. But there will still be a lot of empty calories and if you are avoiding fat there will be a lot of fat. So no, organic cookies are not good for you the way a salad or a piece of fruit is good for you but they are better than the not organic, full of chemicals, junk food. If you must eat junk organic junk is the way to go.
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Timo Originally Answered: So are fruits and veggies that aren't certified organic considered whole foods? Or is it strictly organics?
Whole foods are fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, dairy, meat, fish and fowl. They don't have to be organic. Things which are not whole foods are those which have been processed highly. This would be things such as cookies, candy, sausage and other cured meats, chips, pretzels - - you know, junk food. They're not whole because they lack the nutrition of foods in their simplest forms. Ready-to-eat foods are not whole except for things such as raw fruits and vegetables, so bananas = yes, banana-flavored snack cakes = no. Organic foods have been studied a lot in recent years. Although they have the reputation of being more nutritious, studies have not borne this out. A lot of hype is being given to organic only foods and locally-grown only foods. A certain book claims they're the only things you should eat. But the book ignores a number of facts, distorts others and just makes up some of its claims, so it isn't reliable. Also, what constitutes "certified organic" varies from state to state. In some cases, certified organic means almost nothing because the standard is very simple. If someone can afford the high prices of organic only and local only, that's fine. But lots of us can't and we eat what's available at grocery stores. As long as you are choosing wisely, that is, choosing whole foods, you will get the nutrition you need.

Ranald Ranald
NO. There are a lot of "natural" things that are not good for you-dog doo and cyanide come to mind. Many of the things touted as being healthy are just the opposite. Granola bars, for example, are LOADED with fat-people tend to think of them as healthy, when you would be better off eating a snickers bar! Organic simply means the ingredients were grown without pesticides. The fat, sodium, and other unhealthy things are often still there. Its deceptive marketing, that's for sure. Your best bet is to make homemade treats so you know exactly what goes into them. I make delicious homemade shortbread cookies that are full of protein, vitamin and minerals, and are certainly healthy, but that doesn't mean that shortbread I buy from a store would be the same nutritionally.
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Marquise Marquise
Junk Food is labelled junk food due to the amount of fat, sugar or salt contained in the product. A product can still be "junk food" if it contains organic sugar - it's the amount of sugar that makes it junk food.
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Jervis Jervis
Good and bad are relative terms. Your organic cookies might be better than regular ones, but they are still cookies. Don't feel bad about eating them, just don't eat too many. Look at the nutritional information to see how many calories, and how much fat and sugar.
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Jervis Originally Answered: what are the best foods for gaining weight- healthy not junk food please?
Those who are extremely lean tend to have weaker immune systems, making them prone to infections, surgical complications, and slower recovery times for illness. They tend to have low muscle mass, and less than ideal hair, teeth, and skin composition. They may have disruptions in the ability to regulate hormones and protect bone health, and women could become unable to menstruate. There are many reasons why people may find it hard to gain weight. Genetics can obviously play a role, but individual personalities and the environment can be strong factors. Some people are just more physically active, they tend to move around more, burning more calories than they take in. In children, the inability to gain weight may signal a condition known as "failure to thrive," which means a kid is not growing appropriately for his/her age. This may be caused by an illness, or eating patterns dictated by a parental idiosyncrasy. Being able to eat anything with abandon is also deceiving -- even the skinny need to worry about having too much sugar and fat for good health. Poor diets can lead to ailments such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer. If you want to put on weight, you should work out, to insure that you put on muscle and not fat. Healthy weight gain, just like healthy weight loss, takes time and requires a conscious effort to apply good habits. Recommended Ways to Gain Weight Have meals with the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and the right kinds of fat (such as unsaturated and monounsaturated fats, olive oil, canola oil, pistachios, almonds and walnuts). Heinemann suggests the following ratio: 60%-70% carbohydrates, 10%-15% protein, and a small amount of fat. Eat foods higher in calories, vitamins, and minerals, as opposed to higher in fat or sugar. Pack more nutritious calories in each serving. For example, you may add grated cooked eggs to mashed potatoes, ground chicken to soups and gravies, cheese in casseroles, eggs, and soups, and nonfat dried milk in soups, shakes, milk, and mashed potatoes. If you get too full too fast, try having more high-calorie foods or slices of foods as opposed to consuming the whole thing (raisins versus grapes, granola and Grape Nuts versus corn flakes, mango slices versus the whole mango). Limit drinking beverages to a half-hour before and after a meal. Drink mixed juices (apple/berry, peach/orange/banana as opposed to one juice beverages) for a higher calorie intake. With moderation, you may add in good fat sources to meals such as nuts, avocado, olives, and fatty fish (salmon and mackerel). Snack in between meals. Nuts, dried fruits, and yogurt are good options, but it's also important to find nutritious foods that you will enjoy. Have a nutritious snack before bedtime, such as a peanut butter sandwich.

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