I'm seeing quite a bit questions that are asking: Is nutritional product X bad for me?
- Just how bad is soda for you?
- So what's the deal with aspartame?
- Effect of eating McDonalds and other fast food
- Is eating peanut butter beneficial or detrimental to a diet [closed]
- How bad is high fructose corn syrup relative to the alternatives?
The answer to everyone of them is: use them in moderation! Furthermore, most answers these questions get lack a decent argumentation or sources to back it up.
I'd rather see the questions turned around to be more positive and on-topic like:
- How can I figure out which McDonalds products I can eat while on a diet?
- What products can I use when I'm on a sugarless diet?
So what do you guys think and how should we handle these questions?
In reponse to MYou's comments on the aspartame question:
How does aspartame not fall under "nutrition and diets"?
It might fall under nutrition, but it has zero influence on your physical fitness. As for the diet part, I don't consider a chemical analysis of aspartame to be related to diets. We're supposed to be giving advice on products assuming they are safe, unless there's proof otherwise. Not supplying the proof of whether they are safe!