One of the biggest complaints about eating healthy is that nutritional information constantly changes. While that’s not exactly the case, it is true that we see some nutrition studies overblown to benefit a food or food movement. Think about the low-fat craze of the ’90s. I still carry around some of that baggage and have to remind myself that not all fats are bad. Despite this, I believe that the basic tenets of nutrition do not change, but rather that we’re bombarded with information out of context. According to Eating Well, more than 16,000 nutrition studies were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals last year. It’s no wonder we can’t sort out the information.
In honor of their 10th anniversary, Eating Well is examining the top ten nutritional revelations of the past decade: 10 Health Lessons Learned | Eating Well. Some of them are fairly mainstream, but others you may have missed. Did you know that only 1 in 4 Americans gets enough vitamin D? Or that there may be a link between bisphenol-A (BPA) and obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? But the real question is: how many of these 10 health lessons will still be standing in 10 years?