Myth #19 - Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water a day.
Myth #18 - Cows' milk is full of hormones and antibiotics.
Myth #17 - Organic foods are the safest and healthiest choice for you.
Myth #16 - Honey, brown sugar and agave syrup are better for you than white sugar.
Myth #15 - All foods that contain probiotics will benefit your health.
Myth #14 - "Multi-grain" is the same as "whole grain."
Myth #13 - Only people with high blood pressure need to limit how much sodium they eat.
Myth #12 - If you eat too much sugar, you'll get diabetes.
Myth #11 - Local vegetables and fruits are always more nutritious.
Myth #10 - Sea salt is natural so it's better for you than table salt.
Myth #9 - Drinking tea causes dehydration.
Myth #8 - Cooking meals at home takes way too much time.
Myth #7 - Late-night snacking will make you gain weight.
Myth #6 - Frozen and canned vegetables and fruits are not as nutritious as fresh.
Myth #5 - Healthy food costs too much.
Myth #4 - Drinking energy drinks is the best way to get energized.
Myth #3 - Avoid carbs if you want to lose weight.
Myth #2 - Artificial sweeteners have too many chemicals to be healthy.
Myth #1 - A detox diet is a good way to clean out the toxins in your body.
Nutrition information has never been more accessible than right now; millions of Canadians have ready and easy access to the Internet and other forms of social media. But not all the information is credible; myths and misinformation abound. Nutrition Month 2012 is dedicated to busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts.
Saskatchewan is celebrating Nutrition Month with a 5-week Nutrition Challenge. Each week a myth, truth, and challenge will be provided and posted on the Ask A Dietitian Saskatchewan Facebook® page (http://www.facebook.com/AskaDietitianSK). Dietitians will have locations set up across the province to collect weekly ballots and discuss the myth, truth, and challenge with participants. In North Battleford, there will be a booth set up every Saturday morning in March at Territorial Place Mall from 10 am to 12 pm. You can find out about the 5-week challenge, learn about nutrition myths and truths, get answers to food and nutrition questions and meet local dietitians. If you are unable to get to a dietitian location you can ‘like' the Ask A Dietitian Saskatchewan Facebook® page and share your nutrition-challenge results to be entered for the Saskatchewan grand prize (to be drawn April 6).
Stop by our booth this Saturday morning at Territorial Place Mall and find out how you can participate in Nutrition Month 2012.