Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fact or False: Debunking Nutrition Myths

Debunking Nutrition Myths
Presented to you by: Jacquelyn Scott MS RD LDN CNSC – Home Solutions Infusion Therapy- York Branch

The media loves to advertise the latest health tips, but some information out there isn’t all true.  The following statements often make headlines, but don’t be fooled by nutrition myths.  Be an informed consumer!

Myth: Eating salads will make you lose weight.
Fact: Salads can provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but adding cheese, nuts, and regular dressing can cause a salad to have more calories and fat than a double cheeseburger!

Myth: For your diet to be successful, you must quit eating all of your favorite foods.

Fact: Denying yourself of your favorite treats may only lead to a binge later on.  The key is to eat your favorite snack foods in moderation.  Instead of eating a whole tub of ice cream, limit your serving to a ½ cup portion.

Myth: Carbs make you gain weight.

Fact: Carbohydrates provide energy for our brain, muscles, and organs.  We need some carbs to give our bodies the right amount of energy, but as with any food, too much can cause weight gain.  Most adults need 6 ounces of carbohydrates each day.  Choose whole grains to fill you up faster and keep you full longer.

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