In the area of nutrition and fitness, it can be hard to narrow down to top 5 or even top 10 resources whether they come from Instagram, websites, or Pinterest boards. There is just SO much information out there and a lot of times, this information is often contradictory, which makes it even harder to choose what's right and wrong. Worse, it can make us feel extremely overwhelmed and frustrated.
That's why I've complied a list of credible resources for you to check out so you are at least sure you are pointed in the right direction. Some are definitely more entertaining reads than others but hopefully you can find something that you enjoy! Besides our blog of course! (Wink, wink!).
Here is a group of websites that are at the very top. These are associated with scientific communities and organizations and you can be pretty sure the information is strongly backed up. I will group these in one separate list since they are extremely informative and you really can't go wrong with any of them.
nccam.nih.gov is from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - This would be a good starting point for finding out more about non-conventional studies.
#1- TheBestLife.com - ideal weight loss programs based on exercise and a balanced diet including for people with diabetes as well.
#2 Harvard School of Public Health (Nutrition Source) - Overall great resource because come on.. Harvard? Lot's of articles discussing their own research studies in layman's terms https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
#3 Award winning media source Sound Bites - You will find topics from science to psychology and interviews with experts in the nutrition field. https://www.soundbitesrd.com/blog-2/
#4 Food & Nutrition- Here you will find tons of great articles from the magazine itself. Awesome recipes, nutrition trend discussions, and more. http://foodandnutrition.org/tag/trends/
#5 - WebMd - WebMD can be a tricky one, try to take things published here with a grain of salt and always do further digging before taking something as fact!
# 6 - Healthline - I love this site a lot because most of their articles are reviewed by medical professionals/RDs before they are published! There are all kinds of fitness as well as nutrition articles.
#7 - Dietetically Speaking - This RD is truly incredible in the way she portrays nutrition information in an easy-to-read manner and sticks to the facts. Her point of view in many topics in balanced, presenting both sides of the equation, which is super important when discussing nutrition. https://dieteticallyspeaking.com/
#8 - cspinet.org - information on food dyes and additives.
Surf around these sites with intention, take what serves you and be on your way to a heartier lifestyle!
Also, please feel free to email us if you have other great resources so we can add them to the list!
-Nutritionist, BS, Texas Woman's University 2017'