5 Nutritional Facts Everyone Agrees On

Top 5 Nutritional Facts

There is a lot of controversy in nutrition and it often seems like people can’t agree on anything. There are a few exceptions to this.

ADDED SUGAR IS A DISASTER

It’s definitely true the added sugar contains empty calories, there have no nutrients. If you eat a lot of sugar you’re likely to become deficient, you may not be getting enough nutrients. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Sugar is being implicated as a leading cause of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.

PROCESSED FOOD IS UNHEALTHY

The food system has become more industrialized. The health of the population has deteriorated, and with processed food many of the beneficial nutrients are removed. Not only this, but they also add other very harmful ingredients like added sugar, trans fats and refined wheat. Additionally processed foods are loaded with all sorts of artificial chemicals.

EATING VEGETABLES IMPROVES HEALTH

Vegetables are good for you. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and an endless variety of trace nutrients. Science has just begun to uncover eating vegetables is associated with improved health and a lower risk of disease.

DIETS DON’T WORK

A lifestyle change is necessary. Diets are ineffective and may lead to short-term results. For example, as soon as you start eating junk food again you will gain the weight back. This is called yo-yo dieting. It is extremely common most people that lose a lot of weight on a diet end up gaining it back when they stop. The only thing that can give you actual long term results is to adopt a lifestyle change .

NO PERFECT ONE DIET FOR ALL

We are all unique and subtle differences in genetics, such as body type, culture and environment. This can affect which type of diet we should eat. Some people do best on a low-carb diet while others may do fine on a vegetarian high carb diet. The fact is what works for one person may not work for the next. To figure out what you should do, a little self experimentation may be needed until you find something that you enjoy, and that you think you can stick to.

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