Healthy Fish Make Waves On NBC
NBC News is taking aim at nutrition misinformation and Rima Kleiner from the Dish on Fish serves as the expert resource who helps the site separate fact from fiction. The answer? Healthy fish.
Healthy Fish Is Part of the Wholesome Answer
In “5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked,” Rima notes, “the easiest way to keep added sugar intake low is to choose minimally processed whole foods, like vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood, beans, nuts and seeds.” As part of the “Better – Diet & Fitness” tab, NBC helps readers navigate food fables and not surprisingly healthy fish is part of the wholesome answer when it comes to avoiding too much sugar.
Dietary Guidelines Help Provide a Roadmap
Rima helps readers navigate sugar issues with help from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that notes less than 10 percent of total daily calories should come from added sugars.
Subtract Sugar by adding Seafood
Rima suggests people stop focusing on things they think they need to remove from their diet and focus, instead, on things they can add to their diet: “The easiest way to keep added sugar intake low is to choose minimally processed whole foods, like vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood, beans, nuts and seeds,” says Kleiner. “If a client wants to go ‘no-sugar,’ I typically recommend that they focus on eating a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods and low in packaged or convenience foods. It may sound cliché, but think about it: A diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods is inherently going to be full of nutrient-dense foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole and ancient grains, seafood, beans, eggs, nuts and seeds. Simply put, I recommend following a Mediterranean-style diet if you want to avoid foods with added sugars.”
Confusing messaging illustrates that nutrition questions abound. But more often than not the simple answer is healthy fish.