Who Can You Trust With Your Food News?
By Leanne Ely, C.N.C
What is good for you, what is bad for you, and who do you believe?
It seems that every nutrition-based report the media releases eventually contradicts itself. One day they say soy products are good for you, and the next thing you know they’re discouraging you to eat them. The same can be said for various oils, sugars, food additives, and more. It’s enough to make anyone want to throw their hands up in defeat!
It’s all right! Bring your hands back down to your sides! Breathe deep…it’s really not that bad.
You’re doing the best you can with the information provided, right? So then how can you distinguish what you should listen to? The answer is within YOU. Examine the product yourself. If it has a huge list of ingredients, most of which you cannot pronounce or properly identify, it’s likely that it isn’t good for you (regardless of any positives being reported). For whoever is promoting the product, it’s their own financial interest that they’re looking out for – not your body’s interest. This happens ALL the time.
Many people in the nutritional circuit have been advising against high fructose corn syrup (for example). But it hasn’t been until recent years that those health reports are making their way into mainstream media and now you have the HFCS folks pushing back with their own information.
Who do you believe? Again, you have to take the initiative to research for yourself and learn what is true and what isn’t. You’re your own best resource (and having a computer with Google handy doesn’t hurt either!).