By Amy Kweller, MS, RD
Reading the latest health news can be interesting, even exciting, and also maddening! The media suggests some interesting things about the public thinking on nutrition – and it isn’t always science-based. Be sure to beware! Nutrition buzzwords are a part of ad campaigns aimed at selling diets, books, supplements, and other products, and unfortunately they’re successful.
There are a handful of popular buzzwords that make me roll my eyes, and I’ll explain why we should stop using them.
Nutrition is not simple. It’s science. It influences–and is influenced by–every aspect of life: biochemical, medical,financial, social, environmental, and so on. Here’s the truth: a perfect diet doesn’t exist. We are all individuals with unique needs, and there is no quick fix to health. But if you’re looking for a change or to feel better, keep it simple. Eat more fruits more vegetables, choose lean protein sources and more plant proteins, and add small amounts of nuts or liquid fats. An active jaunt around the block will help, too. Small changes really do add up, so start with the next bite!
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About Amy Kweller, MS, RD
As a Registered Dietitian, I have a professional relationship with pears. But as someone who loves great food, I also have a personal relationship with pears! So there is no better way to spend my time than blogging about this lovely fruit. I will blog about pears from farm to table; healthy living, cooking, and recipes; the therapeutic benefits of pears and a wholesome diet; and how pears can fit into your lifestyle. I have a background in clinical and community nutrition, and teaching others how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives is my goal and passion – so send me your questions. My hope is that everyone who visits this site will find something that lingers long after the browser closes, and I expect that will be a deeper love of pears!