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It struck me the other day how supermarkets label one section of one aisle the ‘health food’ section, stocking some of the more trendy foods – like quinola or ground flaxseed – that are marketed as having particularly good nutritional value.

By implication, the rest of the food in the supermarket could be considered as something other than ‘health food’. Most products do contain more sugar and salt than necessary, or other ingredients that cause us so many health problems over time.

It is a shame that such a small percentage of supermarket stock is considered worthy of the label ‘healthy’. Everything in the store should be good for human consumption, nourishing and sustaining us. But it isn’t.

Of course the health label is just part of the vendor’s advertising – and some products in the ‘health aisle’ are of questionable benefit! – but it does bring home the reality that most of what supermarkets sell is ‘not healthy’ and even they aren’t even going to try and market it as good for us.

Posted anonymously, 6th April 2017

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  • This is true. I think that aisle is mostly for the trendy health foods. As we all know, healthy foods can be found elsewhere in the supermarket


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