Over the decades health foods has come to mean packaged foods and nutritional supplements that are
- processed using whole food sources
- free from artificial or synthetic ingredients
- able to claim healthful benefits due to the nutrient properties retained during production
Customers who shop in “health food” and natural food stores are looking for healthier food options and the nutritional support they may need due to the absence of those nutrients in their diet. Conventionally grown and processed foods are exposed to harmful pesticides and other synthetic chemicals that may be harmful to the body or deprive the body of the necessary nutrients for a more healthy life.