From a macronutrient perspective, organic junk foods are often identical to their conventional counterparts.
They tend to be equally high in sugar and low in protein and fiber, which makes food less satiating and more likely to cause health problems long term.
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In general, a lengthy list of ingredients means a food’s been highly processed, especially if it contains refined sweeteners or additives like soy lecithin, glycerin or guar gum.
Manufacturers can use synthetic fibers or other nutrients to boost their nutrition label, the ingredient list can better clue us in.
Many organic brands tend to cater to a health-conscious crowd, meaning they’ll often use less processing or healthier ingredients to appeal to their consumers. But the organic label alone does not guarantee this.
The term is not formally defined by the Food and Drug Administration. But, the government agency doesn't object to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.
Natural does not mean organic or healthy. So, always read the ingredient list to really know what's in a food.
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