Are we getting the right Nutrition facts?

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Generally, most people are in hunger for nutrition information. Today we are bombarded with information sharing on social media, mostly home remedies and health tips from unknown sources. People tend to believe that fried food is bad, carbohydrate is bad if you are trying to lose weight, chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables could cause cancer and it goes on and on. The question is, are all these based on scientific facts with enough evidence to support all these claims?

If you are not sure of the answers, you are definitely not alone. Even though there is plenty of information or opinions, very few actually take action to improve their lifestyle.

There has been an enormous amount of research done to link nutrition and health but the real science has been buried beneath a clutter of irrelevant or even harmful information-junk science, fad diets and food industry propaganda.

After a long career in research, Dr Thomas Colin Campbell is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health said that we deserve to know that many of the common notions you have been told about food, health and disease are wrong:

  • Synthetic chemicals in the environment and in your food, as problematic as they may be, are NOT the main cause of cancer.
  • The genes that you inherit from your parents are NOT the most important factors in determining whether you fall prey to any of the ten leading causes of death.
  • The hope that genetic research will eventually lead to drug cures for diseases ignores more powerful solutions that can be employed TODAY.
  • OBSESSIVELY controlling your intake of any one nutrient, such as carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol or omega-3 fats, will not result in long-term health.
  • Vitamins and nutrient supplements DO NOT give you long-term protection against disease.
  • Drugs and surgery DON’T cure the diseases that kill most Americans.
  • Your doctor probably DOES NOT know what you need to do to be the healthiest you can be.

Some of the findings, published in the most reputable scientific journals, show that:

  • Dietary change can enable diabetic patients to go off their medication.
  • Heart disease can be reversed with diet alone.
  • Breast cancer is related to levels of female hormones in the blood, which are determined by the food we eat.
  • Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Antioxidants, found in fruits and vegetables, are linked to better mental performance in old age.
  • Kidney stones can be prevented by a healthy diet.
  • Type 1 diabetes, one of the most devastating diseases that can befall a child, is convincingly linked to infant feeding practices.

A good diet is the most powerful weapon we have against disease and sickness. An understanding of this scientific evidence is not only important for improving health; it also has profound implications for our entire society. We must know why misinformation dominates our society and why we are grossly mistaken in how we investigate diet and disease, how we promote health and how we treat illness. By

We have to lead the youth of today to understand the link between nutrition and health, the link between what they eat and health. People eat what is tasty or what is convenient or what our ancestors taught us to.  The challenge is to guide young people to eat what is right for the body for optimum performance and long term well being.

Read more findings: The China Study 

 

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