Unwasted: The Podcast

Demystifying Diet With Brooklynne Palmer

January 11, 2021 Imperfect Foods Season 1 Episode 52
Unwasted: The Podcast
Demystifying Diet With Brooklynne Palmer
Show Notes

We’ve all heard the phrase, health is wealth. We know that how we eat is one of the biggest things that determines how healthy we are, but it seems like eating healthy is such a moving target sometimes. 

There’s new studies, trends, and diets coming out every week and it can be genuinely hard to separate fact from hype and misconception when it comes to the seemingly simple act of feeding ourselves. Why is it so hard to figure out what to eat? 

Brooklynne Palmer is a medical student with a passion for sharing sound, nutritional advice that helps all of us invest in our physical and mental health. In this conversation we dive into answering the million dollar question: What does healthy eating look like and how we can make it easier to do? We also discuss why we should all be skeptical dietary headlines, the key difference between a dietician and a nutritionist, and how fad diets focus too much on weight and not enough on health. 

Episode Show Notes:

  1. Learn more about Brooklynne by checking out her Instagram page
  2. Brooklynne stressed that we all ought to take nutritional studies with a grain of salt, since many of them are funded by food industry groups that would like us to eat more of their foods. 
  3. She also cited the now famous incident of a scientist trolling the media and public by publishing a bogus study that chocolate was healthy just to prove how gullible and biased towards catchy diet headlines the media had become. 
  4. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans are eating more than enough protein
  5. Brooklynne's principles of a healthy diet: eat less high-sodium processed food and eat more high fiber foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.