8 Nutrition Myths You Think Are Fact

You make decisions about what to put into your body all the time. Whether it’s what to have for lunch or which drink is going to best quench your thirst, you probably weigh several different factors before coming to a decision. But are you picking your food based on the right information? Find out which myths might be fooling you into passing up healthier options.

Eating Meat Is Bad for Your Health

There’s lots of conflicting information about the health benefits of meat, making it easy to think that meat is either wonderful or horrible for your health. The key where your health is concerned is to aim for lean meats, like chicken and certain cuts of beef, pork and lamb. Fish is also a great option and contains a variety of healthy fats. The key is preparation and portion control. Frying or sautéing meats bumps up the fat factor significantly. Instead, go with grilling, steaming, or baking and keep your portions to less than 3 ounces, about the size of a deck of cards.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.