We often hear about different types of diets and how they can help transform us into unrealistic shapes and sizes. Nowadays, it seems like we’re being bombarded with more and more “diet tips and tricks.” Just like fashion, health information has it’s fads, but how true are some of these claims and how can we tell when a diet is just a fad? Here are a few examples to put your nutrition knowledge to the test:
Protein supplements are not necessary if you are consuming a variety of food and including good sources of protein. If you want to build or maintain muscle for health, engaging in resistance activities that you enjoy and getting the nutrients you need from food is your best bet.
Sugar: we love it. We put it in our coffee and on our cereal. We all know those sugar-loaded beverages that are high in added sugar, but what about the hidden sugar that is added to foods? Granola bars, yogurt, muffins, and fruit drinks are just a few examples of products that often have added sugar. Here is a little help deciphering the truth among the myriad of opinions and information about sugar and artificial sweeteners.