Think you understand healthy eating? Here’s why you might be wrong
“Twenty years ago, I think we knew about 10% of what we needed to know [about nutrition]," said Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “And now we know about 40% or 50%.”
The researchers suggest that the differences in opinion are most likely due to the fact that scientists are better informed about current food trends, whereas consumers are more susceptible to the claims of food marketers.
Despite confusing data on what is classified as healthy and unhealthy, the overall opinion on the healthiest type of diet was “Mediterranean”; with 25% of nutritionists choosing it.
|Think you understand healthy eating? Here’s why you might be wrong
The US Food and Drug administration surveyed hundreds of people on the health values of 52 different foods. Here's what they found.