There are good reasons why Good Sense Foods products have been around since 1976. Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits taste great, are packed with nutrition and are filling too! No wonder they’re the natural snack of choice for those who want more wholesome options to eat. Learn more why our products make sense for you!
Many Good Sense Foods products carry the USDA organic seal. To earn the seal, products undergo certification to ensure that all ingredients comply with the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Ingredients must also be free from:
- Prohibited Pesticides
- Synthetic Fertilizers
- Sewage Sludge
- Irradiated Ingredients
- Genetically Modified Organisms
Organic foods are grown and harvested using sustainable agricultural methods that are beneficial to the environment. Organic farming is helping to preserve natural resources and biodiversity while ensuring quality food from the farm to your table.
For more information on organic agriculture, visit USDA.gov.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are novel organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification techniques. Many scientists and consumer and environmental groups have cited health and environmental risks with foods containing GMOs. Good Sense Foods works hard to provide an extensive offering of Non-GMO ingredients.
The ingredients in Good Sense Foods products provide key nutrients essential to good health, including protein, vitamins and minerals, fiber and essential fats.
Protein is an essential part of a balanced daily diet. Protein sources are made up of essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids must be present in our diet since our bodies do not naturally produce them. Many of our products are great sources of protein.
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals serve a variety of roles in our diet. For example, Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells. Calcium is a mineral that is responsible for bone health. Many of our products naturally contain high levels of these important components of nutrition.
Vitamins such as C, A and E help to protect cells against free radicals, which cause damage to DNA and other parts of cells. Antioxidants are found naturally in a variety of foods such as fruits, nuts and seeds. Dried Blueberries, Cranberries and Almonds are great examples of products rich in antioxidants.
Eating a fiber-rich diet is typically the most overlooked way in which we can improve health. According to the Institute of Medicine, women need around 25 grams and men need around 38 grams of fiber daily. However, the average adult ingests just 15 grams of fiber a day. Fiber is consumed in two forms: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol levels and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber helps to move food through the digestive tract. Both types are important and have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and other inflammatory diseases.
Fats and Oils
The truth about fats and oils is we need them in our diet. Consuming good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can help reduce disease risk. We need to consume essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, for normal cell function since our bodies cannot produce them. Also, we need fat in order to absorb fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K and vitamin D). Health problems can occur from eating too much fat or consuming partially hydrogenated oils, which contain harmful trans fats.