Corporate sponsorship of the news media can often result in inaccurate information being disseminated to the public. For example, blanket condemnation of all saturated fats ignores the benefits of some healthy fats, like coconut oil and ghee. The press hyped the risk of keto diets, cholesterol, eggs, too much protein, while de-emphasizing the benefits of eating organic and ignoring the health risks of fish. Media coverage also oversimplifies complicated issues surrounding sodium and sugar, which rely heavily on nuance and context. This kind of press misinformation is largely rooted in old science, and it has a very negative impact on how people eat.
- Many biased studies are subsidized by food manufacturers, drug companies, and food associations.
- Contrary to certain well-publicized studies, there are healthy saturated fats that can reduce your risk of cancer.
- Organic food really is better for you than non-organic food, particularly meat and certain types of produce like spinach and strawberries.
“You can’t believe everything you hear. That truth is particularly true when it comes to nutrition lies.”
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