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Originally published January 3 2010

Vote on the "Best of the Year" awards for superfoods, vitamin retailers, skin care and more

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) With 2009 now over, it's time to vote on the "Best of the Year" awards! If you'd like to cast your vote, simply go to the voting page at

You can cast one vote for each category. The categories include Best Food Bar, Best Herbal Product Line, Best Health Products Retailer, Best Natural Protein, Best Skin Care Line, Best Superfood Powder and Best Multivitamin.

How the survey was created

These are reader's choice awards, not editor's awards. To create the award polls, we asked our NaturalNews Facebook fans (http// to nominate companies that should be included. Our aim was to include any company that was nominated by at least two different people (sometimes three, if the category was getting large).

We then compiled those nominations to create the awards polls that are now published. NaturalNews readers are now voting on these awards polls, and the results will be tallied in 2-3 working days, at which time the winners will be announced.

These awards polls are obviously geared toward more popular national companies and brands because that's what people are familiar with. There are no doubt smaller, family-run businesses whose products are just as good (or even better) than many of those listed in this poll, but they do not yet have the national recognition to receive many votes. (Perhaps later we'll do some awards for the best mom-and-pop health product providers...)

Some of the results from this survey will no doubt differ from my own personal opinions, by the way. Soon, I plan to give out my own "Editor's Choice Awards" that reflect my own opinions. For example, I happen to think that Larabar is not even close to the "best food bar" because it's not even organic! And besides, the founder of Larabar sold out to General Mills last year, so it's not even a "Lara" bar anymore. But a lot of people don't know that, so they keep voting for Larabar.

So I'll publish my own Editor's Choice Awards later. For now, we'll focus on the reader's choice "Best of 2009" awards.

Cast your vote right now at:

Thank you for your participation in helping us recognize quality companies (and products) that we all enjoyed throughout 2009. We plan to do this again for 2010, too!

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