Red Flags of Junk Science

Red Flags of Junk Science

“Consumers are taking greater responsibility for their health and are hungry for nutrition information. But beware, not all information is accurate.

New diets appear all the time, making it a challenge to separate fact from fiction. Judging accuracy is easy when you watch for the “red flags of junk science.” Think twice if:

* A product promises a quick fix
* There are dire warnings on the package
* A product lists “good” and “bad” foods
* Recommendations are based on a single study
* It sounds too good to be true.

Healthy weight is about lifestyle, not quick fixes and short-term answers. For long-term results and reliable information, follow MyPyramid and get regular physical activity.”

Produced by ADA’s Public Relations Team