"No, boo-ba, water, not juice."
"But juice is healthy."
"Sorry, it isn't."
"Give me my juice, woman!"
Probably one of the biggest barriers to doing better is the knowing better part. Plenty of us rely on ancient misconceptions about food, and chances are a good chunk of those "oh, wow" studies will be overturned in short order.
But no need for extremes. There can still be balance in the Force.
I'm surprised how many use terms like "healthy" for a food item that kinda isn't. Like frozen yogurt. I've checked out those labels myself; some even have more sugar than ice cream does.
As Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz report, often the everyday American doesn't know what the nutritionists know. Granola boasts the widest disparity—despite that green wrapper and ads showing young fit beautiful things hiking while dreamily munching in the sunshine, no, it is not a superfood.
Give that nutrition label an eyeball. Yeah, I know.