“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