14 Facts People Don’t Know About Nutrition

14 Facts People Don’t Know About Nutrition

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Many people are confused by nutrition. This confusion relates to the sheer volume of information available to us at any one time. It’s hard to know who to trust. Anyone can publish information about nutrition and many people do with and without adequate training in nutrition. To help to clear up some misinformation, here are the top facts that most people don’t know about nutrition: 1. Nutrition is a science. You’ve eaten all your life so you have come to know what foods you enjoy and what makes you feel good. This is great! Unfortunately, many people take this as being an expert on nutrition. Just because something worked for you, it does not mean that it will work for everyone else in the world. 2. Variety of food increases…
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What’s the hype about superfoods?

What’s the hype about superfoods?

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When you hear the term ‘superfood’ the infamous açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) probably springs to mind. The açaí berry has been around for thousands of years known for its ‘tremendous health properties’ – ie containing amino acids, fibre, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and natural antioxidant properties (responsible for protecting against free radicals – which contribute to ageing and the development of some diseases). In recent years the açaí berry has been pulped, frozen and introduced into the Western diet in the form of smoothie bowls called “açaí bowls”. Açaí bowls have proved to be extremely popular and have been marketed as a ‘superfood’. But what exactly is a superfood? Although there is no set criteria or definition, a food is considered a ‘superfood’ if it contains a higher concentration of…
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