Our public health situation is so fragile that bland toothless nutrition messaging will not do the trick. The American public deserves helpful and accurate information that can help guide them to health.
In the world of nutrition, some assumptions can easily lull you into a false sense of security. Here are the three I've encountered most often in my nutrition practice that, once addressed, can greatly improve your health.
When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it's hard to tell the fact from the fiction. Certain foods get a reputation as "bad for you," whereas others get promoted as "natural" or "good for you" when they are really not.
In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.
There are a lot of good reasons to choose foods that are less-processed and more natural. Just don't fall into the trap of assuming that a food is more nutritious (or less damaging) just because it's natural.