How to weed out bad advice..


Not all nutrition information on the internet is trustworthy and reliable. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you distinguish between good and bad advice online. 1) Check for credentials For example, registered dietitians must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, complete a dietetic internship or coordinated program with supervised nutrition practice, and pass a written exam. Not mentioned in the article (will see how to get it updated)-- Board Certified Nutrition Specialist must earn a master's degree or higher from an accredited institution, complete an internship or mentorship with an approved supervisor by the American Nutrition Association/BCNS and pass an intensive written exam... 2) Steer clear of sponsored content 3) Beware of unrealistic claims- “cure,” “quick fix,” or “instant results” and be wary of health claims that sound unrealistic, unsustainable, or unhealthy. 4) Avoid restrictive diets - these cause harm More from the article here- https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nutrition-advice-vs-social-media-fads-how-to-distinguish-misinformation-from-science#red-flags