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Are Enhanced Foods Healthy?
Peanut butter and jelly. Cheese and crackers. Whipped cream with a cherry on top. These are all combinations that make sense.
But what about anchovy-flavored orange juice?
If you can stop gagging for a moment, then consider the latest health creation which includes grinding up these little, oily fish and adding them to products like Tropicana Healthy Heart orange juice. The promise is that you can enjoy the health benefits of added omega-3s from these tiny fish without the fishy taste.
This is just one of the many odd food pairings that companies are concocting, including ginger ale laced with green tea and powdered beets in peanut butter. These additives are called nutraceuticals, or healthy ingredients that are taken from foods. Soon enough you'll see them popping onto your supermarket shelves, including enhanced ketchup, waffles and yogurt.
Here’s what we want to know: Does this take healthy living too far? Do you think these combos are good for you? Would enhanced food help solve the health problems that affect millions of Americans or should we just learn to be getting our nutrients from whole foods, like fruit and vegetables? [The New York Times]