The Importance Of Nutrition Myths

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There is an abundance of information about nutrition on the media outlets such as magazines, books, television and internet that are nutrition myths. Nutrition myths are concepts about nutrition that are poorly supported or contradicted by scientific evidence (Lesser, Mazza, & Lucan, 2015). Nutrition myths come from small and isolated pieces of research, personal success stories gone viral, or even outdated scientific findings and beliefs (“5 Nutrition Myths Your Clients Still Believe,” n.d.). It is important when debunking nutrition myths that a person knows the facts that make the nutrition myths false and how to identity reliable nutrition information sources on media outlets.
There are many nutrition myths throughout media outlets. Some nutrition myths are eating meat is bad for my health and makes it harder to lose weight, dairy products are fattening and unhealthy, going vegetarian will help me lose weight and be healthier, to lose weight, choosing foods that are gluten-free will help you eat healthier, you should avoid all fats if you’re trying to be healthy or lose weight, grain products such as bread, pasta and rice are fattening. These are all nutrition myths because nutrition facts proven them to be false. The facts about meat are eating lean meat sources from chicken, fish, pork, and red meat in a portion amounts can be part of healthy eating plan to lose weight. Meat sources contain cholesterol and saturated fat as well as healthy nutrients like iron, protein,
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