Common Sense Nutrition Facts That Aren’t Common

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5. Gluten Free, Organic, or Natural Does Not Equal Healthy

One of the problems with nutrition nowadays is that every new “trend” is thought to be healthy, and this isn’t true. Also, truth in labeling laws is extremely lax in this area. Foods can call themselves “organic” or “natural” and be nothing of the kind, unless you call tons of sugar and flour “natural.” Always remember that arsenic and fluoride are naturally occurring substances and no one would ever think that these are healthy! Foods that are naturally gluten free, such as oatmeal, are just fine, but the highly processed foods that replace gluten with chemicals and trans-fats are not only not healthy, they can be downright dangerous for your health.

 

6. Don’t Trust Mainstream Media for Your Health Information

The information that the mainstream media puts out there is one of the main problems with our health information. Every week they seem to talk about a new study that contradicts the study they just talked about last week. If you ever take the time to really read some of these studies, you will find that they tend to take them way out of context.

 

7.  Refined Vegetable Oils are Bad News

When we are talking about refined vegetable oils we are talking about corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and cottonseed oil. Any oil that is extracted from seeds using high temperatures, added chemicals, and harsh processing methods. These oils are simply loaded with omega-6 fatty acids, which humans never consumed in large quantities at any time in our evolution. Refined vegetable oils cause oxidative stress and are a major contributor to heart disease. Use natural oils such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.

 

8.  Your Body Processes Meat Just Fine

It is absolutely untrue that meat will sit and rot in your colon and that it is the cause of colon cancer. Your body is very well equipped to digest and use all the important nutrients that are found in meat. Everything is used and there is nothing that is sitting and rotting in your large intestine. Humans have been eating meat for thousands of years with no problems. Consider the source here. Most of this kind of information comes from animal rights and vegetarian groups.

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