Many marketers of food and nutrition products have no qualms about setting up fake news sites or stories that look reliable and familiar, but then “investigate” or “reveal” a certain product or supplement they want to sell you.
Consider the source when reading or learning about nutrition. The term “nutritionist” is not a legally recognized credential. Look for individuals who have a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.
One surprisingly easy place to start finding qualified nutrition information is by looking at U.S. government nutrition websites. The data on these pages are written by trained healthcare professionals. You can learn more at Choose My Plate dot GOV, Ntrition dot gov or Health dot gov.
This message for Healthy Living is brought to you by the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.