Dietitians Busting Myths!

"Nutrition information has never been more accessible than right now; millions of Canadians have ready access to the Internet and social media is exploding with nutrition and food advice. This year’s Nutrition Month Campaign – Get the Real Deal on Your Meal – is dedicated to busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts."

Quoted from: Dietitians of Canada 2012

If you ask anyone, they all seem to know something about food but how much of it is true and where can you turn to the fact the REAL DEAL?  Dietitians of Canada have listed 39 myths along with the facts to help you make healthy food choices. For example:


MYTH 1: HEALTHY FOOD COSTS TOO MUCH
THE TRUTH:
How much food costs is an important issue for many Canadians. With some planning and wise choices, you can create tasty, healthy and affordable meals. To get the most value, choose foods that are big on nutrients and low on cost. Many healthy staple foods can be lower-cost items, including bulk flours and whole grains, in-season fresh produce, eggs, legumes (dried beans, peas and lentils), powdered milk, and sale-priced frozen or canned vegetables, fruits and fish. Scanning flyers for specials, stocking up on sale items and cooking meals from scratch can all save you money.”

Here are a couple more myths of the 39 that are highlighted by Dietitians of Canada:

MYTH 2. AVOID CARBS IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT
MYTH 6. EVERYONE SHOULD EAT A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

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All of the myths are carefully researched and come from reliable sources so you can feel confident in making the right choices.  This article was taken and adapted from the Dietitians of Canada website.   Elizabeth Ailles, RD, a dietitian at Central Community Health Centre, is available to discuss any nutrition related myths or questions. Feel free to call her at 519-633-7989 x 409.