According to the same IFIC survey, food purchasing decisions of millennials are more influenced by foods labeled as “natural” (which has no formal definition, by the way) or “organic.” At this point, foods labeled as “natural” can be high in sugar, fat, calories, and sodium. The word “natural” on the label says nothing about the food’s nutrient profile. Millennials also show preference for foods that are “local,” but this term is not synonymous with foods that are organic; some organic foods can come from across the globe … far from being local.
What does this all mean for millennials? Though your friends, family members, and those you follow on social media might be near and dear to you, that doesn’t necessarily make them qualified nutrition professionals or the best sources for credible information. It's best to seek out facts from credentialed experts (like registered dietitian nutritionists) and not be swayed by sensational headlines. Consider your source and keep this in mind: When it comes to fats, focus more on the types of fats you eat rather than the amount.
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