“Common sense” doesn’t really exist when discussing nutrition. Between billion-dollar companies using false advertising and misconceptions being spread by so-called experts, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not. 

We’ve put together 4 basic nutritional facts, backed by science, that everyone should know. 

Feed Your Friendly Gut Bacteria! The bacterial cells in your intestines outnumber the human cells, in your whole body, 10-1. Yeesh. Your gut biome has profound implications on things like disease, weight gain, and brain function. Keep them happy by adding lots of soluble fiber to your diet. 

Junk Food Is Addictive. Food engineers are smart, and not the most…honest people. Overly processed foods are packed with additives that make them addictive. Stay off the sauce by eating as many whole foods as possible! 

Certain Vegetable Oils Should Be Avoided. All oils should be used in moderation, however, specific vegetable oils — like sunflower, soybean, and corn oil — contain large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, which contribute to inflammation and heart disease

Sugary Drinks Are the Most Fattening Product in the Modern Diet. We know consuming excess sugar is bad, but getting it from a liquid is much worse. Stick to water or herbal tea! 

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