5 Myths πŸ™Š about Nutrition 🍽 You Shouldn't 🚫 Believe πŸ™‰ ...

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There are lots of myths about nutrition you shouldn't believe. It could be argued that the very second the Internet became a mainstream commodity in the 1990s, so did the dawn of an age of online hypochondria and countless myths regarding both nutrition and health overall. Up until this point, the main source of health information people looked to was in either in the form of a qualified doctor or a well-researched article or television show.

With the advent of internet access and forums, though, a new breed of health advice began to seep into the mainstream and overtake the expert knowledge of professionals, an online community who preferred to base their nutritional knowledge in hearsay, myth and unfounded fact.

As a result of this, modern society has come to believe a number of high level health myths that are at best highly exaggerated, and at worst, completely unfounded and without merit. Though many people see these myths and untruths for exactly what they are, some seem to have fallen for them to their own detriment. Here is a handful of the biggest myths about nutrition you shouldn't believe.

1. Low Fat Foods Aid Weight Loss

Though they are indeed low in calories, in order to combat the often-dull flavour of low-fat foods, the majority of manufacturers add artificial sweeteners and corn syrup to their products. Artificial sweeteners pose just as big a health threat as saturated fats but are not nearly as demonized in the media. In fact, low-fat foods are a product of society’s fear of saturated fats, but they forget simultaneously that there are plenty of wholesome diet options that are low on this ingredient but also contain the β€˜good fats’ that we actually need.

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