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Integrated Science 3002A: Science and the Community

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Nicole VanQuaethem (Simply Nic Nutrition)


Nutrition misconceptions are widespread and can be harmful to consumers. It is necessary to address and research them to avoid the propagation of misinformation. This investigation revealed the truth behind some commonly debated nutrition topics: frozen produce are equal in nutrition to fresh; protein powders are not a sufficient diet alone because they lack essential nutrients; kombucha has genuine positive health impacts; bottled water is not healthier than tap water; supplements can cause health deterioration over time; and diabetics can manage their condition through diet choices. The information gathered here will provide more power to the consumer to make informed, beneficial choices about their diet and health.