The science of nutrition is continuously proving and disproving itself. While exposed myths like consuming carbohydrates triggers weight gain and eating before bedtime makes you fat still persist, what might have been considered reality in the past is not true today.
Critical nutrition information, misinformation and disinformation is a full-time job. Here are some practical tips to consider to help you decide exactly what to eat:
No. 1: Select clean foods.
Clean foods are exactly what they say there are. The active ingredient list is minimal and there is nothing unusual about it. Clean foods once had a mother or grew from a tree or the ground. They include every food group on world earth. An excellent goal would be to pursue clean eating 90 percent of your day.
Keep processed foods to a minimum when possible.
No. 2: Read food ingredient lists, nutrition labels and nutrition claims really carefully.
What claims are mentioned? Are the claims practical? Can a third-grader pronounce whatever is on the ingredient list? Could you sketch a picture of all the components noted on the food label?
It is smart to reduce chemicals in your foods. The health of our body is determined by the things we take in, and the things our bodies absorb for breakdown of nutrients.
No. 3. Keep this list of 50 food additives to look out for.
Practice higher awareness and look for these items in the ingredient list. It's recommended you avoid these if possible as they can be unhealthy inside the body.
Here's the list: sodium nitrate, sulfites, azodicarbonamide, postassium bromate, propyl gallate, BHA/BHT, propylene glycol, butane, MSG, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, enriched flour, rBGH, fine-tuned grease, sodium benzoate, bromate, carrageenan, polysorbate 60, camauba wax, magnesium sulphate, chlorine dioxide, paraben, salt carboxymethly cellulose, aluminum, saccharin, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, agave nectar, bleached starch, tert butylhydroquinone, red No. 40, blue Nos. 1 and 1, citrus red Nos. 1 and 2, green No. 3, yellow Nos. 5 and 6, red Nos. 2 and 3, caramel coloring, brown HT, bixin, norbixin, annatto.