This is a different take on nutrition rules that we’ve all heard before. I encourage you to click the link at the end to get more information on Dr. Axe’s argument.
11 Largest Nutrition Lies in the Media
Every week there seems to be a new nutrition topic covered in the media; new fads, new solutions for weight loss, and new foods that are “bad” for you. Many of the claims are often discredited, upon further research, yet their impact on dietary choices remains.
That is the case with several of the long-standing nutrition lies examined below. Studies from the 1950s and 1960s changed the way we ate, the foods we ate, and the amount we ate. All of this has had a detrimental effect on our health.
Nutrition lies in the media are common; studies subsidized by pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturers, and food associations are often tilted to make the public believe that one food is healthier than another to spur sales and increase visibility.
That is why I wanted to take this opportunity to give you the facts, based on true medical research, to debunk common nutrition misconceptions. Here is what I consider the top 11 largest nutrition lies circulating today.
LIE #1. You Must Eat Whole Grains
TRUTH: Whole grains are not nutrient dense, and actually can harm your metabolism.
SOLUTION: Eat Sprouted Grains & Healthy Fiber Rich Foods
LIE #2: Vegetarian Diets are the Healthiest
TRUTH: Vegetarians Can Struggle with Vitamin B-12 Deficiency & Be Missing Key Nutrition for Health!
SOLUTION: Add Responsible Sources of Meat, Fish and Grass-Fed or Fermented Dairy to Your Diet
LIE #3: Saturated Fat is Bad
TRUTH: Saturated Fats are Good for You! And Critical to your Body’s Function!
SOLUTION: Incorporate Healthy Saturated Fats Into Your Diet
LIE #4: Running is Healthy
TRUTH: Everything in Moderation, and Exercise is Better in Bursts!
SOLUTION: Replace Running with HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
LIE #5: Too Much Protein is Hard on Kidneys and Liver
TRUTH: Proteins are Critical for Hormone Building, Cells and Bone Health
SOLUTION: Add Healthy Proteins into Your Diet
LIE #6: Everyone Should Eat… (insert name of hottest diet fad here!)
TRUTH: The Body Needs Diversity & Nutrient-Dense Foods to get All Needed Vitamins & Minerals
SOLUTION: Eat for Your Best Health & Wellness
LIE #7: Cholesterol is BAD & Eggs are Unhealthy
TRUTH: Eggs are NOT the Enemy!
SOLUTION: Enjoy the Nutrition of Free Range or Local Farm Eggs
LIE #8: Eating 5-6 Small Meals a Day Stimulates the Metabolism
TRUTH: Eating All the Time Doesn’t Make You Healthier or Help Your Metabolism!
SOLUTION: Allow Intermittent Fasting and Fewer Meals but High in Protein
LIE #9: All Sugar is Bad
TRUTH: We Need a Balanced Amount of Healthy Sugars to Thrive
SOLUTION: Choose Natural Sweeteners in Moderation
LIE #10: You Can “Make Up” For a Bad Diet with Supplements
TRUTH: The Majority of Your Nutrition Must Come from Whole Healthy Foods
SOLUTION: Eat Whole, Healthy Foods!
11. Low-Fat Diets are Healthy
TRUTH: Low-Fat Diets Can Cause Disease, Healthy Fats Heal!
SOLUTION: Eat Healthy Sources of Fat!
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