Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore
These “Red Flags” are to help consumers evaluate nutrition recommendations, whether they’re from a news article, a diet book, or a product label, with a critical eye. Keep these in mind the next time you come across claims like this:
- This one’s a given: Claims that sound too good to be true.
- Recommendations from studies that ignore the differences in individuals or groups.
- “End of the world” warnings of danger from a single product or diet.
- Recommendations are based on studies that aren’t peer-reviewed.
- Quick fix recommendations that promise the world.
- Recommendations are made to help sell a specific product.
- Statements rebutted by reputable scientific organizations.
- Recommendations based on just one single study.
- If simple conclusions are drawn from a complex study.
Before you decide on your own to take any type of vitamins or supplements, we highly suggest you talk to your doctors first! And be sure to let us know in the comments below of your own experiences with them.
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