Doesn't it shock you? All of the conflicting nutrition information out there? Every week it seems that we are flooded with a new set of viral articles telling us that everything we think we know about food is wrong!
At the same time, we have some nutrition myths that never seem to go away...
...*Cough* High-Protein *Cough*...
Obsessive calorie-counting and "portion control" are not sustainable, refined sugar seems to be in everything, and food trends keep changing. The more you read, the more confusing it seems to get.
Why does this happen? Well, there are few possible reasons: some like to say that it's a huge conspiracy to keep us all sick, allowing the pharmaceutical companies to flourish. Others say that it's impossible to say that all humans should eat one way, that each body is so different.
While I certainly can see how pharmaceutical companies are profiting and I do agree that there are differences from one body to the next, I think a lot of the foundation of the confusion comes from the fact that the science of nutrition continues to evolve. Not long ago, the focus was studying the benefits that isolated nutrients have on the body. Now we are paying more attention to how nutrients are absorbed. By approaching the study of nutrition from different perspectives, we will continue to learn more and more about how food interacts with our human bodies.
The good news:
We know more than enough about how the body and food work together to live vibrant and healthful lives! And, as different as feel we are, humans are biologically very similar to each other - so there is a lot of information that can be applied to basically everyone.
The bad news:
There's a lot of profit to be made selling false hope and quick fixes. Many supplement companies (and some say government agencies) stand to make a lot of money from continued confusion and sponsored "scientific" studies. As a result, the knowledge that has been gained may be buried under a lot of garbage.
I'm here to make it simple.
I don't sell supplements or weight-loss products. I focus much more on what you should eat rather than what you shouldn't. It is also my belief that we must shift our current collective point of view when it comes to food: it's not about eating less. It's about eating better. And "better" might be easier and more delicious than what you've previously heard. "Better" is also abundant - food is supposed to nourish us!
And there's a huge bonus side effect: it turns out that eating better for your body is also better ethically! That means that your spirit will benefit as well and you may find yourself happier and happier as you continue your journey.
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