You’ve seen the labels:
- All Natural
- Contains Real Fruit
- High Protein
These foods are marketed to be good for you, healthier than the “full-fat” version or contain fewer calories than the original does. But in reality, many are less healthy than the original product.
These products often contain more calories, more sugar, more fat and few, if any, real ingredients. They are often filled with chemicals, additives, and preservatives that have no nutritional value whatsoever and can harm your overall health.
These are marketing ploys designed to get you to eat more of their product. They produce sugar free diet drinks that cause your insulin production to soar, thus increasing your appetite for more food.
The food industry has found a way to make processed foods profitable. The only profits generated from natural foods like vegetables, eggs, lean meats and beans are the farmers, transportation companies and the grocery store that carries them.
The food industry is in the business to make money. They make that profit from highly processed foods and the packaging it is sold in.
How The Food Industry Is Taking Advantage Of A Diet Plan
Let’s look at an example of the food industry taking advantage of a diet plan:
The gluten-free diet plan was designed for those who have celiac disease or intolerance to gluten. Just a few years ago, finding a gluten-free product was nearly impossible. Jump ahead to today. In almost every major grocery store, there is at least one aisle dedicated to gluten-free items. Big brands like General Mills have taken notice of the demand. They manufacture products like gluten-free Chex Mix. Kellogg’s has begun manufacturing a gluten-free version of Rice Krispies. Even the Girl Scouts are in on the action, offering a gluten-free cookie.
Mintel International, a market research company, has projected the market for gluten-free foods will rise to more than $15 billion in sales in 2016.
General Mills is already getting a piece of the pie. They offer the gluten-free community more than 300 gluten-free products that are peddled as being great tasting, affordable and easy to prepare.
And it’s not just General Mills. Over 39% of food companies have begun manufacturing gluten-free products. Restaurants are adding gluten-free, low carb and Weight Watchers point options to their menus and redoing floor plans so their gluten free foods aren’t cross contaminated.
Like any trend, the food industry steps up to the plate and gets involved. They want to make a profit from the trend and use different types of marketing ploys to get the consumer to buy their products.
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