10 longstanding nutrition myths, debunked by experts

Myth: Eating Eggs Raises Cholesterol: While eggs do contain cholesterol, research suggests that dietary cholesterol has a minimal impact on blood cholesterol levels for most people.

Myth: Low-Fat Foods Are Always Healthier: Many low-fat or fat-free foods compensate for the reduced fat content by adding extra sugar, salt, or other additives to enhance flavor and texture.

Myth: Eating Late at Night Causes Weight Gain: The timing of your meals and snacks is less important than the total number of calories consumed throughout the day.

Myth: Carbs Are Bad for You: Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient that provides energy for your body and brain. However, not all carbs are created equal.

Myth: Sugar Causes Hyperactivity in Children: While sugary foods and beverages can contribute to energy spikes and crashes, research has not found a direct link between sugar consumption and hyperactivity in children.

Myth: Detox Diets Eliminate Toxins from the Body: The human body has its own built-in detoxification systems, primarily the liver and kidneys, which work to remove toxins from the body.

Myth: All Fats Are Bad for You: Not all fats are created equal. While trans fats and excessive saturated fats can increase the risk of heart disease, unsaturated fats

Myth: Skipping Breakfast Leads to Weight Gain: While eating breakfast can help jumpstart your metabolism and provide energy for the day, it's not a requirement for weight loss or maintenance.

Myth: Eating Small, Frequent Meals Boosts Metabolism: The idea that eating small, frequent meals boosts metabolism and aids weight loss is not supported by scientific evidence.

Myth: Organic Foods Are Always Healthier: While organic foods may be grown or produced without synthetic pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics

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