13 Lies the Media is Feeding You about Nutrition

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With so much information being tossed about in the media, how is a person supposed to discover the truth about such an important factor in our health, – nutrition. One day the media tells you that butter is bad, the next day they say, oh we made a mistake, its margarine that is bad. There is so much misinformation is spread around, most of it from the mainstream media. You would think these publication and organizations would know better , or at least could do their research a little better, but apparently, there is no money in common sense or in the public’s general welfare.


This is a list of the top 13 myths and outright lies mainstream media is feeding you.

1. Start you day with a glass of orange juice

This is a tradition that you see on the breakfast tables across America. Actually, this is one of the worst ways to start your day. Orange juice is high in sugar and commercial orange juice adds even more sugar to the mix.

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  • Becky Lopez

    I don’t believe this. A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice never hurt anyone.

    • uncleanatol

      If you’re diabetic it can hurt. I made sure every day when I came to check on my mother that I’d squeeze enough oranges so that she always had at least 8 ounces in the frig, in a sealed container. My mother was a brittle diabetic and If she had a 4-oz. glass of orange juice when her blood sugar was okay it would elevate it to a rather dangerous level if she didn’t take exchange precautions. However, it could also help. When she went into hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) orange juice brought her blood sugar up within 15 minutes after she drank 4 ounces.

  • Paul

    If it is really freshly squeezed orange juice – it is really juice, but store bought, commercailly prepared orange juice is not “freshly squeezed orange juice” and is a mix of many different things, not all of them good for us or even foods.

  • Joann Hollie

    What the Hamas is going on these days?

  • Kat

    The “food pyramid” pictured here is the one from 1992. It’s been updated since then. Nice try.

    • uncleanatol

      I really didn’t pay much attention to it but after reading your post I went back to it. You’re both wrong and right! There are many different food pyramids and the “official” one for 2015 shows the the grains on the bottom as well. So take your choice!


  • synchroman

    Organic Whole Wheat probably not cause the same issues as GMO wheat. Organic grown wheat has not gone the same genetic changes as Monsanto products. Monsanto and the Koch Brothers are criminals as they have created and sold to the world unhealthy and disease creating foods to humans.

  • disqus_boGdks7VAu

    Is it even realistic to eat a truly healthy diet in todays society?
    What’s healthy one day becomes unhealthy the next.
    How can we tell just what the trurth is?

  • uncleanatol

    I haven’t been able to get raw milk any more because my state just made it illegal for me to buy a cow share no matter where the cow is located and I can only get it directly from the farmers in my state if they’re willing to sell it – so far none have, they’re afraid. My partner can no longer drink milk. He’s lactose intolerant and pasteurized milk destroyes the enzymes that enable human beings to digest lactose.