- Do you eat low-fat or non-fat foods?
- Do you count calories?
- Do you believe lean meats are healthy to eat, while red meat is not?
- Believe saturated fats and cholesterol are bad for your heart?
- Eat soy products to improve your health?
- Maintain a vegan diet?
- Eat boxed cereals because the labels read "low-fat", or "high-fiber" or "all-natural"?
- Believe eggs and butter are bad for your health?
- Choose vegetable oils because you have been told they are healthy to consume (canola, cottonseed, soybean, corn, safflower oils)?
- Take synthetic vitamin/mineral/dietary supplements to "fill in the gaps"?
- Pay no attention to organic produce because conventional is "cheaper" and it doesn't really make a difference?
- Eat processed foods such as enriched breads, crackers, cereals, bagels, English Muffins, pretzels, rice cakes, tortillas, croissants because you believe they are low-fat and healthy?
- Eat highly-processed lunch meats, sausages, hot dogs and other similar items?
- Eat products containing hydrolyzed proteins or protein powder?
- Buy "food" and "protein" bars because you believe they are an acceptable substitute for a real, balanced meal?
- Buy factory-produced eggs and industrially-produced meat from your local chain grocery store?
Monday, May 4, 2009
Frequently Made Mistakes About Nutrition
Are you guilty of making these mistakes when judging whether something you want to eat is healthy? Find out - here's our list: