“Common sense” doesn’t really exist when discussing nutrition tips.

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. 

You can also experiment with using a probiotic supplement, or drinking some good ol’ kombucha. 

Junk Food Is Addictive. 

Food engineers are smart, and they don’t get paid to keep you healthy. 

Overly processed junk foods are packed with additives that make them addictive. This is why you get those cravings late at night on your couch while you’re watching Hocus Pocus. 

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

Your best bet, once again, is to stick to as many whole foods in your diet as you can. 

When you’re cooking, you can sometimes replace oils with pure vegetable broth.

Another option is to start your pan with sweaty vegetables (those that hold a lot of water) such as onions or celery. We have some more tips for cooking at home for you, available here.

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. You can also consume much, much more sugar on a daily basis by drinking. 

Having a sweet every once in a while is ok, but we highly recommend you kick the sugary drinks completely out of your diet. 

If you have some common sense nutrition tips you think we should add, let us know!