The amount of Nutrition MIS-information in the news and on the Internet is surging to the point where it's like a tidal wave.
Why is it happening? What's behind it?
First, quite wisely, Americans are more and more interested in the role of nutrition and health. This is particularly true as we age.
Second, anyone who makes money by getting your attention knows to focus on your interests, including health. This includes:
TV, which makes money when you watch
Websites, who make money when you click
Companies, who make money when you buy
The problem is that all of them have learned:
Sensational sells: Examples: "What you do every day can cause cancer", "The secret way to easy weight loss". On the web, this is called "clickbait"...it is bait to trick you into clicking.
Well-crafted lies can often beat the truth. One trick is to make things sound very scientific.
You can camouflage bad quality to make it look good. You have to be an expert to know the difference between high quality - what's good for you - and cheap stuff. They use great packaging, easy to get seals of approval, and talk with great enthusiasm about quality.
How can it hurt me?
First, it can sell you cheap stuff that isn't as good for your health. Plant protein is cheaper, sometimes much cheaper, so the company has more money to spend on marketing! BUT the protein quality is typically much lower...and some plant proteins are high in heavy metals.
Second, it can distract you from what's real. Most trendy supplements just haven?t stood the test of time. Independent research is eventually done and it doesn't support the company's claims, but in the meantime, you've been ripped off and sometimes your health has been harmed.
What can I do? How do I know who to trust?
First, focus on nutrition that has stood the test of time.. Quality protein, particularly dairy, egg and all animal protein. Fruits and vegetables from good sources. Vitamins and minerals from a safe sources.
Don't believe nutrition gossip. Nutrition gossip is statements such as: "This stuff is supposed to be good for you." When you hear this, ask, "Is there independent research that supports that?"
Be slow to trust. Question what you read, both in the news and from companies. Look for companies trusted by experts. Remember, UNJURY® Protein is recommended at every one of America's Top Rated Hospitals - for weight loss surgery patients, diabetes patients, people who want to lose weight, cancer patients and more. There are good reasons: UNJURY® tastes better, is higher quality, is more tolerable, and truly trusted.