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5 key nutrition lessons we learned in 2016

Another year is in the books! And with it, many thousands of new research studies. Here are five important lessons we learned about nutrition, as we scoured the research for you:

1) The sugar industry continues its hijinks

A study dating from December of 2016 suggests that industry-funded sugar research may be more likely to show favorable results for sugar. This confirms something you probably already knew as an Examine.com reader, which is that published research isn’t necessarily true just because it’s peer-reviewed.

What have we learned about nutrition in the past 5 years?

As we celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at the last 5 years in research.…

Low-carb. Red meat. Sugar. Paleo.

Those are complex topics, but you might not be able to tell from all the frenzied and simplistic arguments on either side.

Five types of American doctors who know nothing about nutrition and push chemical medicines to cover up symptoms of deeper-rooted health problems

Ever heard of the 250,000 cotton farmers in central India who took their own lives after being manipulated by promises made by Monsanto? Monsanto claimed to be able to put an end to famine and promised unheard of riches and crop prosperity if the farmers would switch from their conventional farming methods to the use of GM seeds. Many farmers had to borrow money to purchase these seeds, and after several failed harvests, they were left with no income and out of control debt.

Nutritionists Refuse to Eat These 7 Things

We know the obvious foods we should avoid, like soft drinks and doughnuts belonging on the junk food list, for example. Or that broccoli and olive oil deserve spots on your healthy eating plan.

But for many folks, it’s more of a gray area when it comes to a lot of common foods. Is beef good or bad? Is granola the perfect snack food, or not?

We get it, with all the mixed messages out there it sure can be confusing. But don’t worry, we’re here to lend a hand. To help you navigate the grocery store we’ve gathered together a list of seven foods nutritionists refuse to eat.

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New Science Confirms that Drinking Raw Milk is Remarkably Safe

All of those antiquated government talking points about the alleged dangers of drinking raw milk have once again been debunked, this time by a series of scientific risk assessments recently published in the Journal of Food Protection. A press release published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains that, based on the results of three new quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRAs), as well as the review of dozens of other scholarly papers on the subject, raw milk is very clearly a low-risk food that is generally safe for everyone, including pregnant women and young children.