As I watch, year-to-year, the shifts that take place in our "understanding" of nutrition it's difficult for me not to laugh at the "science" or lack thereof. The constantly revised "facts" at times seem superstitious and hope-based in its logic. It may have more to do with spin and manipulated data in the service of marketing than it does bad science. Nonetheless, it's a celebration of the irrational over the rational.
Here are some stories I've collected into a collection of "nutritional fictions".
NPR: The Vitamin C Myth.
NPR : Echinacea Tests Show Little Effect
New York City passes trans fat ban
More Good News for Chocolate Lovers
Government Unveils Revised Food Pyramid
15 Common Myths About Weight Loss, Nutrition, And Diet
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