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Popular Food Myths Debunked

Aug 11, 2015

Does watermelon really grow in your stomach if you swallow the seeds? Are you what you eat!? (Stay away from the nuts!)

Here’s a peek at a few popular food myths, and the rationales behind their faulty assertions.

Microwaving Food Destroys Nutrients

The microwave oven technology, which came onto the market in the late 1940s, received a lot of flack initially. However, the myth that microwaves suck nutrients from food is in fact false. High temperatures and long cook times are actually what tend to work away at the nutrients in your food, so the decreased cook time in a microwave is not doing your food the harm it’s been reputed to do.

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A Gluten Free Diet is Good For Everyone

Only about 1% of the population suffers from gluten intolerance, and doctors recommend that those who don’t should continue to include whole grains into their meal plans as part of a balanced diet. Digestion and healthy cholesterol levels are just a couple of the benefits of whole grains, which naturally contain gluten – and are great for you!

Eggs Are Bad For Your Heart

Because eggs are high in cholesterol, they often get a bad reputation. However, due to their immense amounts of nutrients and protein, they in fact allow your body to produce less cholesterol. As long as you don’t have a preternatural susceptibility to heart disease, the results of eating eggs include extreme benefits for your body, your heart, and your health.

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Organic Food is Always Healthier

The “organic” label on foods does not necessarily mean that they’re any better than non-organic foods. Rather, it refers to exactly how those foods were grown or produced. In that sense, the nutrients of each are comparable, and what’s important is to make sure you’re eating well and being conscious of what you’re putting into your body.

Do any other food myths keep you up at night?

 

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