Australians are spending $13 billion on healthy eating and while 2.3 million of us are on diets, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Australian adults.
Continued conflicts in food science and research, such as bad fats being responsible for high cholesterol or sugar being responsible for more health issues than fat have led to consumer confusion on healthy food. The Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) is encouraging people to truly understand the ‘why’ behind their health issues, by being aware of environmental, epi-genetic and other lifestyle factors to prevent common health issues, such as heart and cardiovascular disease.
During National Nutrition Week (14-20 October), the Nutritional Therapy Association is encouraging people to educate themselves by visiting www.ntaaustralia.com.au and critically evaluate health and nutritional information to truly understand the ‘why’ behind their health issues.
Julie Sladden from NTA shares advice to people who are confused by conflicting dietry advice and tells us how we can keep ourselves educated on making the right dietry choices.