Nutrition Science is Hard

If you've been paying even a tiny bit of attention to the health news in the last month, you've seen headlines telling us that now saturated fat is good for us, red meat is bad for us, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is not real, beet greens are good for you, kale is less healthy than you thought, the alkaline diet is real, the alkaline diet is a hoax, the new boogey man is FODMAPs, and on and on and on (and on and on). 

The field of nutrition science is a moving target, and trying to keep up with the latest findings is nearly impossible, especially because so many of the findings actually contradict each other! So does that mean that eating healthfully is impossible?

Absolutely not! The science is evolving and, frankly, confusing even for many professionals. But for the majority of us, the answers for eating well are far less complicated. Don't let fad diets, trendy super foods, and lab-made shakes and bars confuse you: Eating healthfully includes eating lots of vegetables and fruit, enjoying whole grains, seeking out quality sources of protein, and eating less stuff that comes in bags and boxes.

 


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