The food that is considered to be good for your health is called health foods. They are beneficial to our health. They are usually categorized into organic or natural food. The organic foods are usually grown without the use of insecticide or chemical fertilizers and the natural foods are also processed without making use of chemical additives. The popular natural food includes bone meal, nuts and seeds, vegetable juices and yogurt.

The people in USA have gained interest in these edibles since 1960 and many factors are responsible for that. Some of them include their desire for having wholesome food, the anxiety that have been caused by various studies by linking certain chemical additives to cancer and other harmful disease and the growth of a movement for environment protection. Even major American cities and also a few smaller ones had their support for health food stores and the supermarkets that had special health food sections by the late 1970s. Many enthusiasts claimed that the chemical additives added to food are harmful for health and it has also been accepted by scientific and medical community. But still there is no proof that the chemicals used in production of food have curative properties or health enhancing characteristics. We also are not still sure that the organically grown vegetables are more healthy compared to the ones with chemical additives.

The foods that are sold as health foods are usually costly as sometimes the organic foods cannot be only distinguished by their appearance and the ordinary fruits are also passed off as the foods which have been grown without the help of chemical fertilizers. People have become more concerned about their health and so they are switching to healthy foods. The sudden change in the food habits of people have resulted in the rise of a health food movement ushering a new kind awareness among people.