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Is nutritiondata.self.com full of baloney???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM

They list corn and canola oil as strongly anti-inflammatory, saturated fats as mildly inflammatory, and soy oil and peanut oil is listed as inflammatory. I would say they are blinded by conventional wisdom but the soy/peanut oil thing threw me off. Not sure if I should trust this site in the future or not....

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on April 22, 2013
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Yes, most definitely. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/573373 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226535/

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thanks for the helpful answer =)

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at 06:36 AM

are you saying vitamins are anti inflammatory?

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on April 22, 2013
at 03:33 AM

All nutrition sites will always be debatable by nature. Don't look now, but many people would even find most of our suggestions on here utter rubbish!

Nutritiondata.self is very useful for specific information about individual foods. How many calories are in an apple? How much sodium is in deli ham? Those sorts of things.

That in mind, Nutritiondata.self is a nice free "service" provided by a media giant magazine (Self) and will give poster-child cookie-cutter nutritional tips. Examples include eating a bran muffin for a healthy breakfast, or eating low-fat sugar-filled yogurt for a 100 calorie healthy snack. This is to be expected.

If you're looking at these sites to tell you what to eat and what is healthy, you will be misguided. However, Nutritiondata.self can be a very useful tool if utilized correctly and with appropriate nutritional understanding it can provide relevant knowledge.

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on April 22, 2013
at 06:38 AM

thanks for the helpful answer =)

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on April 22, 2013
at 02:50 AM

It must be the vitamin k and vitamin e that are giving it those numbers. Take it with a grain of salt.

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at 12:59 PM

Yes, most definitely. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/573373 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226535/

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on April 22, 2013
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are you saying vitamins are anti inflammatory?

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