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HUMP DAY: THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF NUTRITION

Just like fitness, people do not know where to start when it comes to nutrition. There are lots of different types of foods out there that say that they are healthy for you. In reality though, they are just as bad as junk food. Another problem that could arise is people not knowing the proper portion size that they should be eating. The food network put together a list of the most common misconceptions in the food industry. One of the misconceptions that I found surprising was that buying “natural” isn’t always better. The article talked about how the term natural is so loosely regulated by the government and that basically anything from cereal boxes to soda could be considered natural. They said the best thing for you to find in terms of something natural is to actually buy something found in nature. Check out your food by turning the item over and looking at the ingredients, going off by those instead of the words on the packaging. Another misconception that I thought was surprising is about drinking 8 cups of water a day. The authors said that people need to stop worrying about the amount of water they drink and listen to your body, instead. Your body may need more or less than 8 cups of water a day. People also forget that things like fruits, vegetables, juices, and other beverages contribute to your overall water intake. Just listen to your body, and find out what you should be drinking on a daily basis. You should stop comparing your body to the standard of someone elses, because your body is completely different than anyone else’s in the world. Only you know what is good and bad for your body.

For the full article go to: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2011/08/18/top-10-nutrition-mistakes/

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