A major misconception around unhealthy eating is that there are good foods and bad foods, or that understanding the definition of healthy is simple. Nutrition is much more nuanced and personalized than pithy headlines want us to believe. For instance, some people are very sensitive to salt, and small amounts will greatly impact their blood pressure.
But that’s not everyone. Sometimes the healthiest decision is more about what you’re not eating instead, or it’s about what you’re craving, or about your personal genes.
Contributor: Katie Goldberg, MCN, RDN, LDN at EKG Nutrition EKG nutrition