Not everyone who dishes up nutrition information is a food expert though, and this can make it hard to distinguish legit nutrition info from false science shared by self-declared experts in the nutrition world.
Amidst the multitude of websites, books, documentaries, blogs, podcasts, TV shows, magazines, and other media that dish up nutrition advice, how do you know if a source is providing accurate nutrition information? It can be tough to tell! So, let me break it down for you:
Questions to Ask
- Is the person behind the information qualified to discuss nutrition?
- Is the information opinion or science?
- Why is the information being provided?
(If this is the case, the information is more likely to be accurate.)
o To sell a product?
(If the main purpose of the source is to promote sales, the author is more likely to exaggerate the benefits of certain products and practices.)
- What does the author get for providing information?
- Is the information current? Scientific discoveries are being made daily. Things change. Don't rely on old data.
Still not sure if you have a reliable nutrition source? Try using the following chart as a guideline: