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Best and Worst Places To Look For Healthy Dietary Information

We all want to be healthy, and one of the supreme cornerstones of that goal is going to be having a healthy diet. But anymore, how can you tell what a healthy diet is? So much is changing about how food is produced, packaged, sold, cooked, and count – what information is good, and what information is bad out there?

To help you figure that out within your own perspective, consider these sources for healthy dietary information – fitness camp nutritionists, workout manuals, science-based books, the Internet at large, and at places selling various products (especially supplements). Each of these categories has something specific to consider.

Fitness Camp Nutritionists

At successful fitness camps, there’s always going to be a dedicated nutritionist. This is a person who understands the type of people who would attend these camps and what their needs are, and matches the type of food they need to eat with the daily activities that occur. This matchup is extremely well regulated, so you can definitely trust the types of recipes and foot advice that come from these types of sources.

Workout Manuals

Many times when you start a particular workout, there are recipes and food and nutrition guides that come along with these specific types of activities as well. Once again, this is a great source for solid information. People who are successful bodybuilders and athletes are very careful and choosy about a balanced diet, and you can trust the results that they’ve put inside of their workout manuals. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but in general, as long as these books aren’t asking you to buy extra things from the same company they work for, you should be good.

Science-Based Books

When it comes to nutrition, science is your friend. Any nutrition books that are based on actual data and experiments as opposed to conjecture and bias are going to treat you much more kindly. Science takes into account vitamins, minerals, bodily processes, and data-driven information about metabolism and body structure much more readily than does any sort of mystical or even spiritual take on the subject. Be aware of the difference in the sourcing of your information.

The Internet At Large

Now that you’ve found a few good places to get information about nutrition, be very careful about the Internet at large. Typing in search words is going to get you all kinds of crazy stuff, and if you believe any of it off-hand without sourcing it, you can get in dire nutritional trouble extremely quickly. Stick with mainstream authors and sources to be safe.

Places Selling Products

And any website that offers products that match with what it says should be good nutrition should be avoided as well. Particularly when it comes to stores that sell supplements that aren’t regulated by the FDA, take a step back to make sure it isn’t too good to be true.

Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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