The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) has been tracking the quality of nutrition information provided in consumer magazines for the last 20 years. The most recent report indicates that Consumer Reports scored excellent and Men’s Fitness rated poor. How did your magazine score?
Magazine Rated EXCELLENT (90-100%)
Magazines Rated GOOD (80-89%)
Ladies’ Home Journal
Better Homes and Gardens
Magazines Rated FAIR (70-79%)
Muscle and Fitness
Magazine Rated POOR (69% and below)
If you plan to change your eating habits based on a magazine article, consider the source. You can find trusted sources of nutrition information here. If you are considering drastic changes, check with your doctor or dietitian first.