Slicing through the myriad of nutritional "noise" on the interenet today can be a daunting challenge.
SELF recently interviewed nutritionists to compile a list of 6 pieces of advice they just can't stomach as truth.
Let's jump in.
#1 Don't Eat White or Brown
Angel Planells, M.S., R.D.N., media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics had this to say...
"This means they miss out on some fruits (bananas, dates, white peaches, and nectarines) and vegetables (cauliflower, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, and white corn). Lots of white foods are actually nutritious—like onions, garlic, and leeks, for example. They’re prebiotics, which means they’re great for your gut!"
#2 You Don't Need a Multivatimin if You're Overweight
Oh man. I've heard this one personally and thought it was the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Yes, being obese might mean you're eating more than the average person, but it's unlikely your diet contains the necessary nutrients that a legitimate Multivitamin can provide. Don't be fooled, we already know there are some nutrients the body has a hard time absorbing through food.
#3 Nightshade Vegetables Cause Inflammation
Tom Brady has been quoted saying that he avoids certain types of vegetables like Tomatoes, eggplants and peppers because of the inflammation they can cause. Most nutritionists know that this just isn't true. In fact, it's much more likely a diet of satured fat and sugars are causing your inflammation.
#4 Sea Salt is Healthier
Salt is salt. Whether it's from the sea, or land. Different types of salt may have different mineral foundations, but they often hold the same nutritional value.
#5 Only Eat Fruit on an Empty Stomach
Marisa Moore, R.D. says: "Ridiculous, I know. Nothing "rots" in your stomach, let’s get that myth out of the way. Eating any food on an empty stomach hasn’t been shown to increase the absorption of nutrients, either. In fact, most vitamins and minerals are absorbed beyond the stomach, in the intestines."
#6 Double the Vitamins, Double the Benefits
More is not better when it comes to supplements! If you have a documented deficiency, you might be told to double up on your vitamins for a short amount of time to claw your way back to a normal level. However, it's typically not a good idea to be doubling your does daily as taking too many supplements can have seriously negative health effects. Err on the side of caution!