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Demystifying Diet With Brooklynne Palmer

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There is a reason there are so many fad diets. They do not work and aren’t sustainable.”

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We’ve all heard the phrase, health is wealth.

We know that how we eat is one of the biggest things that determines how healthy we are, but it seems like eating healthy is such a moving target sometimes. There’s new studies, trends, and diets coming out every week and it can be genuinely hard to separate fact from hype and misconception when it comes to the seemingly simple act of feeding ourselves. Why is it so hard to figure out what to eat? How can we make healthy eating easier for ourselves? Thankfully, medical student Brooklynne Palmer is here to set the record straight on the science of diet and nutrition.

Episode Show Notes:

  1. Learn more about Brooklynne by checking out her Instagram page.
  2. Brooklynne stressed that we all ought to take nutritional studies with a grain of salt, since many of them are funded by food industry groups that would like us to eat more of their foods.
  3. She also cited the now famous incident of a scientist trolling the media and public by publishing a bogus study that chocolate was healthy just to prove how gullible and biased towards catchy diet headlines the media had become.
  4. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans are eating more than enough protein.
  5. Brooklynne’s principles of a healthy diet: eat less high-sodium processed food and eat more high fiber foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you enjoyed this episode and want to keep learning about diet and nutrition, don’t miss our conversation with Reshaunda Thornton, the dietician against diets.

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