The Unfortunate Secret Of Eating Healthy Essay

770 Words Aug 20th, 2015 4 Pages
The unfortunate secret to eating healthy, is that there isn’t truly a secret. There are plenty of health-related tips bolstered by the public, but what information is authentic and what is pseudoscience? As it turns out, a great deal of these “common sense” tactics to staying on top of your food game are commercial lies wrapped around a kernel of truth. In this article, I will attempt to separate some of the most prevalent myths from their factual roots, as well as bring to light lesser known, well-established truths. Removing unverified, unnecessary theories from your lifestyle will leave you with truly amazing and trustworthy healthy eating habits. Acai berries. Once unheard of in many Western countries, they are now found in smoothies, salads, sandwiches, anything that could possibly contain fruit. Why? Because they’re a superfruit. Purportedly. Like most “superfruits”, the acai berry is seen as something that is exotic or foreign. This may be what makes these super claims so super believable. Imagine if you had eaten strawberries your entire life, only to be told that they help in weight loss, cure common illnesses, or clear your skin. Skepticism towards these claims is warranted. Just as they are towards superfruits. Unlike strawberries, however, we haven’t had decades (if not centuries) to study the benefits of these so-called superfruits. The scientific claims behind strawberries are substantiated with far more evidence than those of acai berries, magosteen or goji.…

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