Nutrition facts and myths
By Katelyn Acton Hogan
Nowadays, social media is so evident in all our lives. It is hard to get away from it and the misleading information that comes with it. Alongside social media, other sources like magazines, radio, popular websites all give out false evidence on Nutrition and Health.
There are many consequences from food myths being spread in the incorrect way, to just mention a few: Lack of nutrients in the diet, obesity, malnutrition, patterns being filtered down by generation, confusion, poor dietary food choices, and mistrust in the professionals in the Nutrition sector.
What are false advertisement myths?
A piece of information given to an audience with or without any determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation.
Unfortunately, the surrounding world of Nutrition and Public Health is rampant, with misleading myths being broadcasted afar.
Although it must be said, these Nutrition myths are likely to stay, until as a population we educate ourselves by separating fact from fiction when its Nutrition related. By doing so may lead to a sense of accomplishment and help you feel more empowered to develop a nutritious and sustainable dietary pattern in everyday life.
In today’s world with misleading information coupled with mistrust of health professionals and poor dietary choices, it is crucial to keep up to date by educating ourselves with facts for us as a generation to make a sustainable dietary pattern for later.