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Nutrition is at the top of the agenda for most people, but with so much information going around about nutrition it can be hard to understand what is right, and what is wrong.
 
Here are eight things you definitely need to know about nutrition:
 
Natural foods are better than processed
We all now this anyway, but it's good to keep in mind. While it is true that natural foods are a lot better than processed foods, some natural foods can be bad for you as well.
 
Refined processed oil are not healthy
Processed oils like soybean are not actually as healthy as you might think. They can be very high in Omega-6 fatty acid and trans fats, which can cause heart disease and other problems. Opt instead for coconut oil a extra virgi olive oil. 
 
Eating fat does not make you fat
While you may have thought that eating fat would make you fat, you will be surprised to learn that fat, does not necessarily make you obese or overweight. It fact, if you have a diet that is high in carbs but low in fat you might not lose as much weight as you thought.
 
Sugar is bad for you
It is well know that sugar is bad for you, and eating foods that contain a high quantitiy of fructose can lead to obesity and diabetes. Liquid form is even worse, as the brain doesn’t acknowledge that you are eating it and therefore won’t tell you to stop consuming it. 
 
The perfect diet is easy for you
There is no point picking a diet just because it worked on someone else. You need to find one that works for you. Your height, age, gender and a whole host of other things factor in, when considering your diet plan. So when it comes to choosing one, make sure you pick one that suits you and you can comfortably use.
 
Don’t believe everything you read
Don’t believe everything food producers put on their labels. They can often use misleading claims to pull you in. Always read the fine print and ingredients, so that you know exactly what you are eating.
 
No-fat or low-in-fat products are not good for you
Foods that are labelled low-in-fat or claim to have no-fat, are probably loaded with sugar and other chemicals to make them taste nice. Taking the fat out of food, takes away the flavour, so they obviously need to replace it with something with flavour.
 
Eat simple good food
Stick to real food when it comes to cooking. When buying your food the ingredients list shouldn’t have more than five items listed, and preferably there shouldn't even be a need for an ingredient list if you are going completely natural.

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