Debunking Common Nutrition & Diet Myths with Expert Dietitian

Busting Common Nutrition Myths: Insights from Foodini's Registered Dietitian

Navigating the nutrition landscape can feel overwhelming with the constant flux of health trends and diet myths. To bring clarity, we turned to Jen, Foodini’s esteemed accredited dietitian. With Jen’s extensive experience and credentials in nutrition, we got her to debunk some of the most common diet myths including:

  1. Gluten-free is always a healthy choice.
  2. Protein is only for building muscle.
  3. Carbs are bad for you.
  4. Snacking slows down you metabolism.
  5. Are omega-3s good for you?
  6. Juices are just as healthy as fruit.

Diet Myth Busting with Jen (Registered Dietitian)

1: Gluten-free is always a healthy choice. (True or False?)

False! Gluten-free diets are critical for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. However, for individuals without these conditions, a gluten-free diet is not inherently healthier and may lack essential nutrients. It’s crucial to understand that some gluten-free products might contain added sugars or fats. 

2: Protein only builds muscle, right? (True or False?)

False! Although protein is the king of muscle building and repair, it’s also a superstar for other tissues like skin, hair, and bones. Don’t forget – other nutrients like carbs and fats also play a team role in building your body. 

3: Carbs are the enemy – banish them from your plate! (True or False?)

False! Carbohydrates are the primary energy source for your body. The key lies in choosing complex carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables that offer fiber and other nutrients. 

4: Snacking all day slows down your metabolism. (True or False?)

False! It’s not only about the frequency of your meals but the quality and quantity of what you eat that matters. Healthy, balanced snacking can be part of a nutritious diet.

5: Omega-3s are good for your heart, right? (True or False?)

True! Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish, nuts, and seeds, are beneficial for heart health and can support brain function. Integrating omega-3-rich foods into your diet can contribute to overall wellness.

6: Juice cleanses – the ultimate health detox? (True or False?)

False! Juice cleanses lack the fiber and essential nutrients found in whole fruits and can be high in sugar. Our dietitian Jen recommends eating your fruits rather than drinking them to benefit from their nutritional value.

Dietitian's Common Diet & Nutrition Questions

Q&A with Jen

Q: Are all fats bad?
A: No! There are healthy fats are crucial for brain health and energy.

Q: Does eating after 8 PM lead to weight gain – A Dietitian’s Response
A: It’s the quality and quantity of what you eat that matters, not the timing. Focus on balanced, nutritious meals.

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