Meals offer a variety that supply us with needed sustenance. They are meant to satiate. Snacks are smaller amounts of food taken between meals. They do not supply all the nutrients we must have. Children and teens need snacks more than adults. They deserve the purest, organic, non-GMO snacks that can be had. Eden Foods excels at providing them. Wild Berry Mix is the overall favorite.
A snack can be leftovers such as soup, pasta/grain, fruit, vegetables. They can be savory or sweet. Good snacks between meals can help to avoid overeating at mealtime. Organic EDEN Snacks and Popcorn are whole, pure, nourishing good food. They do an excellent job of keeping metabolism and frame of mind in strong, balanced working order.
Snack cravings arise when energy levels fall, or high energy output is demanded of us. Emotions, such as loneliness, sadness, or a looming deadline, can also trigger the urge to snack. Good snack food supplies a soothing boost. Snacks should be an important part of a balanced healthy diet if the quality and frequency of them are managed.
Eden Foods’ approach to snacks remains most appropriate for people; good food prepared as best as it can possibly be. The finest ingredients, avoidance of adulterates, and suitable handling results in the best taste and satisfaction.
The snack food industry’s primary goal is profit. Its defaults are cheap, poor-quality ingredients. Cheap sugar and bad fats abound, as do dubious chemical additives.
Junk Food, Toxins, & Empty Calories
The phrase “cheat food” appeared in 1916. The term “junk food” became common in the early 1950s. Junk food was defined in 1972 by Michael Jacobson of The Center for Science in the Public Interest as commercial food and drink, high in cheap calories and sodium with little or no nutritional value. Junk food is basically high-calorie filler. That term has been expanded into most food categories now. Commercial snacks are commonly loaded with refined and imitation sugars or GMO fructose corn syrup. Bad quality salt, fat, sugar, chemical color and flavors, and GMOs are the norm.
Legally Hidden Additives
Big Ag, chemical companies, government agencies, and the snack food industry skillfully encourage food, snacks, and beverages that trick the brain with toxic chemical flavors, flavor maskers, undeclared processing aids, and ridiculous cosmetic cover-up. They misinform us. They craft cheap recipes with combinations of salt, sugar, chemicals, fat, and taste that compel us to keep buying more. Food additives and processing chemicals are used that mimic natural metabolic chemistry. They confuse and manipulate our nervous systems. The chemicals do not nurture, they deceive to enhance profit. Biochemical chaos results and tends to cause binge eating, excess weight, bloating, and a host of health issues. Food imitation and adulteration are fundamental causes of health epidemics and obesity, most notably in the U.S. for the past 125 years.
Toxic chemical food additives that are common in the U.S. are banned in Europe as ‘possible’ carcinogens. A few are: Azodicarbonaminde – a whitening agent for plastics that is put in bread, pizza, bagels, and pastries in the US; banned in Europe for over a decade. Potassium bromate (possible carcinogen) – an oxidizer used in bread and dough. Titanium dioxide – a whitener used in food and snacks like cheese, gum, pastries, and candy. Propylene glycol – a food additive to preserve moisture in baked goods, desserts, prepared meals, candy, popcorn, soft drinks, and most fast food. It is also used to make “natural flavors” ubiquitously found in commercial and organic foods. Hexane gas from petroleum – used to extract and “purify” vegetable oils. Hexane is used to maximize fat extraction from oil seed. The fat is sold, and the resulting defatted meal is used for animal feed and cheap filler in commercial food and snacks, to make cheap soy food, and textured vegetable protein (TVP).
More Delicious Pure Food
EDEN Snacks are pure, good organic food of Eden Foods selected ingredients, the best of the best. EDEN ingredients are not irradiated, do not contain refined sugar, bad fat, or harmful toxic chemicals. They are natural, energizing nourishment from healthy soil. All ingredients are declared on an Eden label. EDEN Snacks are all low sodium. They provide excellent protein, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids, and beneficial phytonutrients.
There are 10 EDEN Snacks: dried handpicked Wild Blueberries, dried Cranberries and Tart Cherries; shelled Pistachios, Tamari Roasted Almonds, Sunflower, Pumpkin, and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds; and Wild Berry, Spicy Berry, and Quiet Moon dried fruit, nut, and seed mixes. They are 1 oz. Pocket Snacks, 4 oz. reclosable pouches, 1 lb. and 10 lb. bulk bags. Dried EDEN Apricots, Apples, Mango Slices, and Raisins are available only at www.edenfoods.com and the Clinton, Michigan Eden Store. EDEN Pocket Snacks go anywhere easily; school, work, on errands, and while traveling.
America’s #1 Snack
Popcorn is America’s #1 favorite snack. 17.3 billion quarts are consumed per year (about 68 quarts per person) with approximately 70% being consumed at home. Popcorn is an economical, highly nourishing snack. Two tablespoons un-popped kernels make about one quart. Popcorn is whole grain with whole grain polyphenol antioxidants, phytonutrients, and beneficial fiber. At the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dr. J. Vinson of the University of Pennsylvania said, “Early researchers thought fiber was the active ingredient for the benefits of whole grain … but recently polyphenols emerged as more important. Dr. Vinson further reported, “We really were surprised by the level of polyphenols we found in popcorn. I guess it is because it’s not processed,” he said. Its high fiber and polyphenol content make it a satisfying, good low calorie weight management food.
EDEN Popcorn, yellow whole grain, has superior popping qualities for large, fluffy, popped kernels that retain all the benefits nature intended. It comes in a 20 oz. resealable package or in bulk.
Enjoy many EDEN snacks like four kinds of organic EDEN Apple Sauce, Müesli and Cinnamon Müesli cereal, three kinds of Mochi, Spicy Nori Strips, and Nori Krinkles. Free recipes at www.edenfoods.com/recipes