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Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician and the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC. In his new monthly column for R29, he'll talk about the latest health and wellness news; his favorite stay-healthy tips and tricks; plus answer your questions on how to be your healthiest, best self, every day.
Strolling through the grocery store aisles nowadays can feel a bit like food shopping with Richard Simmons — every product is blaring encouraging catchphrases about its good-for-you potential. Problem is, not everything that claims to be healthy actually is.
Between all of the bold health claims and buzzwords slapped onto every packaged product in the grocery store, it can be hard to navigate what’s truly healthy versus what’s a marketing gimmick. There are thousands of “foods” out there that are generally thought of as health products, but are actually far from health-supporting.
Here, I've identified a few of the top culprits, and offered up some suggestions for some healthier, tastier alternatives. Read on to uncover the health food industry's dirtiest little secrets.
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