With so many health blogs and social media accounts, it can be challenging to determine which sites are providing legitimate health information, and which are stretching the truth or flat out making things up. First hint: anyone claiming to be able to provide instant results with an expensive supplement is probably not legit.
Chances are that even if you didn’t leave your house today, if you’ve turned on your smart phone or television or read a newspaper or magazine, you’ve been exposed to at least one product that makes a nutrition claim. Thankfully, there are ways we can determine if a product really will do some of the things it promises to do. When analyzing a health claim, we can apply some of the following basic guidelines.