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Nutrition Claims: Fluff vs. Fact

With so much competing nutrition “advice” out there it’s hard to know what is legitimate and sound nutrition advice versus what is sensationalized click bait. How does one sort through it all? The first thing to look at is the original source of the information. Does it come from a reputable institution such as the American Diabetes Association or Harvard School of Public Health? Another thing to look for is research. Are the claims backed up by any type of scientific studies? If so, who sponsored the study, what was the size of the study, and was there some type of actual cause and effect shown in the research as opposed to just a correlation? Was the study’s finding published in a scientific journal? Asking these types of questions will help you discern which nutrition claims are sensationalized fluff, and which are based in science and fact.

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