Why is it that no one seems to have a straight answer on what to eat?
We know that good nutrition and good health are inextricably linked. What we eat directly influences our health, our weight, and our future. Wouldn’t you think that the health care providers, the media, the weight loss experts, the diabetes experts, the heart health experts, and so many more...wouldn’t you think that they could all agree on what’s healthy and what’s not??
Though it may be hard to believe, it’s just not that simple. Here’s why.
Most of the confusion comes from how we actually conduct nutritional studies. A lot of nutritional studies are what we call observational. Basically, researchers observe what people eat and compare their health outcomes. The gold standard of research is a randomized controlled trial where you control the variables that could have an impact on the outcome and randomize subjects to a treatment group or a control...