Como detectar maus conselhos alimentares?

Como detectar maus conselhos

Na Internet, nos grupos das dietas da moda, outros profissionais de saúde, informação sobre alimentação abunda, conselhos abundam, aparecimento de novas dietas abundam, mas desculpem a franqueza, não acredito em milagres! Sou nutricionista e acredito em ciência, fundamentada e por quem sabe do que está a falar. Não acredito em quem descobriu um milagre num alimento até agora nunca antes descoberto por ninguém  e que me “transmite” a informação como se me quisesse converter a alguma religião! Por todos seguirem, por ser diferente, não quer dizer que seja melhor!! Somos de facto todos diferentes mas andamos a ser tratados (e convencidos) que somos todos iguais!

A Associação Britânica dos Nutricionistas resumiu bem como podemos, dentro da imensa informação e profissionais existentes, detectar as recomendações nutricionais que parecem boas de mais para serem verdade. Deixo-vos a lista:

“How to spot bad dietary advice?

  • promise a magic bullet to solve your weight problem without having to change your lifestyle in any way
  • promise rapid weight loss of more than 2lbs of body fat a week
  • recommend magical fat-burning effects of foods (such as the grapefruit diet) or hidden ingredients in foods (the coffee diet)
  • promote the avoidance or severe limitation of a whole food group, such as dairy products or a staple food such as wheat (and suggests substituting them for expensive doses of vitamin and mineral supplements)
  • promote eating mainly one type of food (e.g. cabbage soup, chocolate or eggs) or avoiding all cooked foods (the raw food diet)
  • recommend eating foods only in particular combinations based on your genetic type or blood group
  • suggest being overweight is related to a food allergy or a yeast infection
  • recommend ‘detoxing’ or avoiding foods in certain combinations such as fruit with meals
  • offer no supporting evidence apart from a celebrity with personal success story to tell
  • are based on claims that we can survive without food or having liquid meals only
  • focus only on your appearance rather than on health benefits
  • are selling you products or supplements
  • recommend eating non-food items such as cotton wool
  • recommendations based on a single study
  • the same diet recommended for everyone without accounting for specific needs
  • based on a ‘secret’ that doctors are yet to discover

Remember, if it sound too good to be true – it probably is!”

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