Avoiding the Misinformation Trap

In this age of technology and social media, we are bombarded with a flood of information about food and nutritionConfusion. Sometimes I wonder if that is a good thing. We are all guilty of sharing a post that we assume is factual when in reality it may be skewed or altered to play into an agenda. Thankfully, it only took me a couple of times being called out on something I posted to start researching the information before I share it with the masses. While most of the posts I read come from credible sources, there have been a couple instances where the information was not completely accurate.

The lesson today is research the info you read on the web before sharing it. Obviously we don’t all have the time to look up every single source, but you can do a quick search to find out where the info came from. For example, if you see a post that almonds cause cancer (completely hypothetical), do an Internet search and find out if any studies have been done. Chances are if it is a credible claim there will be scientific evidence to back it up. It may also save you the embarrassment of having someone reply to your post with a link to Snopes  🙂

If you are ever in doubt about something you read, feel free to email me! I will be happy to do the research.

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