Why everything you know about nutrition is wrong

This is an interesting article, highlighting that following dietary advice from scientific research is difficult, because many scientific studies can give both contradictory advice and struggle to show long term benefits.

The gold standard for research, the randomised control trial is hard to implement in nutrition research, because firstly, it is hard to allocate subjects into a control group, because they will know whether they are eating a particular food or not and secondly, the studies need to be long enough to see long term, lifetime benefits, which is very hard.

We know very well the disease effects of the severe lack of specific nutrients in your diet, such as a lack of minimum amount of vitamin C will cause scurvy, however, the ideal amount of nutrients in your diet for ideal health is much harder to say.

So, if you are confused about the “right” food advice, don’t worry, because it is confusing and inconsistent,  but what we can generally say

  • Low carb or low fat – Both work, but mostly because both approaches reduce overall energy intake to be effective
  • Eggs – good or bad, it changes, but they do contain good quality protein
  • Dairy important ? Calcium intake has consistently been shown to improve your ability to manage your weight rather than not having dairy in your diet

At MD Health, we will continue to work to filter information about nutrition and aim to give you the most straight forward and as scientifically backed advice as possible.

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Why everything you know about nutrition is wrong

 Are carbs good for you? Or eggs? Every week seems to bring contradictory new diet advice. New Scientist unpicks the surprising flaws in nutritional science

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332380-000-why-everything-you-know-about-nutrition-is-wrong/#ixzz5xOK2xgE1

 

Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then.Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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