5 Common Nutrition Myths – Busted!
Is coconut oil a health food? Is fresh produce better than frozen? Today we’re breaking down 5 common nutrition myths and revealing the truths behind them!
It’s no secret that the health and wellness field has become more popular recently, which – don’t get me wrong – is awesome. But with that, there are also many people that claim to have the knowledge, but really aren’t looking at the hard facts.
This is why it is important to get advice from a Registered Dietitian over a “Nutritionist” or “Health Coach” – watch my video Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist to learn about the difference!
So, let’s jump right into these common myths that have been floating around social media.
Myth #1: Coconut oil is good for heart health.
Fact: Coconut oil is full of saturated fat, and diets high in saturated fat have been linked to heart disease, the #1 killer in America. (eek!)
Myth #2: Grass-fed beef is healthy.
Fact: Meat, whether organic, grass-fed, or raised at Disneyland, naturally contains compounds associated with inflammation and other serious health conditions.
Myth #3: Frozen fruit is less nutritious than fresh.
Fact: Frozen fruit and vegetables are picked and frozen at peak ripeness and retain comparable amounts of vitamins and minerals to fresh produce.
Myth #4: Collagen is good for gut health.
Fact: There is insufficient evidence to support claims that collagen is healthy for humans. Instead, we should make sure we get enough vitamin C by way of fresh (and frozen!) fruits and veggies.
Myth #5: Lemon water helps with weight loss.
Fact: There are no studies that link lemon water with weight loss, however hydration has been shown to help regulate hunger and satiety.
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Weigh in: Have you been fooled by any of these? What other nutrition myths have you heard?