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It's a jungle out there: a nutrition information jungle, that is! From books and magazines to TV and the Internet, there is something on just about every food and nutrition topic. Who and what can you really believe?

The next time you read or hear nutrition news, consider these 5 red-alert questions:

  1. Are there any promises made for a quick fix or instant cure?
  2. Does the claim sound too good to be true?
  3. Do you have to buy any special products?
  4. Is the recommendation based on personal success stories or testimonials?
  5. Does the advice contradict Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, chances are the information is not trustworthy. Miraculous promises and claims about special products are just too good to be true.

Remember also that information on the Internet is not screened or regulated and it should never be taken as health advice or self-treatment. It can however, provide helpful background information to discuss with your health care professional. While there are many reliable nutrition web sites, there are many that have mis-information. Judge the information you read by using the 5 Red Alert questions.

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Eating breakfast every day can help improve concentration, reduce hunger and maintain a healthy weight. Look for fast and easy choices such as whole grain breads and muffins, cereal with milk, fruit and fruit juice, yogurt and yogurt shakes, cheese, and eggs, or be creative with last night's leftovers.

 
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