Busted Food Myths

Introduction:Scientific evidence has busted some food myths. There are so many different wives tales, and untrue beliefs about eating certain foods. People have believed some of these misconceptions for years and continue to do so.

  • 01

    Acne and Chocolate

    Acne sufferers have been told food myths about chocolate. They believe that their skin problems can result from eating too much of it. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to back up this tale. Actually, dark chocolate contains antioxidants which help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The only problem with chocolate is that it is so delicious that too many calories can be eaten causing a weight problem.

  • 02

    Eggs Hurt the Heart

    There are a few food myths about eggs. Many people do not understand that the cholesterol in eggs does not raise blood cholesterol that much. Saturated and trans fats are the worst things to eat. An egg has two grams of saturated fat, which is about ten percent of what is recommended in a diet per day. The cholesterol content does not exceed the daily recommendation by the American Heart Association. Eating eggs once in a while will not hurt the heart.

  • 03

    Fat Free Means Eat All You Want

    Just because something says that it is fat free, does not mean that it is calorie free. In fact, more sugar is added to the fat free foods along with extra flour or starch. Companies do this to make these types of products taste better. All of the extra calories can add up.

  • 04

    Sugar Is Better Than High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    There are a lot of food myths about sugar and sweeteners. All of these can cause health risks. High-fructose corn syrup was invented to mimic the sweetness of sugar. It has just as many calories and the same effect on insulin and triglycerides in the body. Scientific studies have indicated that sugar and all sweeteners can contribute to insulin resistance, heart disease, liver disease and type 2 diabetes.

  • 05

    Eating Late at Night Adds Weight

    Many of us have been told food myths about eating in the evening. These theories suggest that late night snacking and eating past a certain time contributes to weight gain.
    This is another wives tale. It will not matter what time of the day food is eaten. It is the total calorie count for the day that matters. If a person eats more calories than what they burn each day, they will gain weight.





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  • goodselfme 10/4/2015 Flag This Comment

    Another h5 for a great list.

  • tracyann 4/4/2011 Flag This Comment

    Love this list, thank you! H5!

  • snowfence 3/20/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list of busted food myths. H5

  • JoyceTeresaMann 3/3/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list, and thank you for busting the myth re: eggs and cholesterol. I inherited a bad computer chip from my dad which makes me prone to high cholesterol. (example: I can do every trick in the book and my HDL,good cholesterol, remains WAY below normal.) But guess what? I eat a three-egg omelet almost daily; I avoid all forms of sugar, and my cholesterol ratio has improved dramatically.

  • ListingToTheLeft 3/2/2011 Flag This Comment

    I agree. I think people are way too picky in general and tend to believe everything they read when much of it is bull hockey. Great list!

  • Thorgrym 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list! Eggs have been the victim of an incredible smear campaign.

  • tamron 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Chocolate does not cause pimps. Removing the yoke from the egg is useless for cutting cholesterol in fact it makes it worse. You are really upsetting the balance of nature removing the yoke. Fat free food is worse for you then real sugar just look at the ingredients and the preservatives pure legalized poison. Eating at night isn't the problem. Being inactive is really the problem. It's not what you eat its how much you eat then not being active enough.
    I agree completely with this list! Great Job! Ping Ya!

  • BonnieDossKnight 2/26/2011 Flag This Comment

    I'm glad you wrote on this topic. I agree with Maya, chocolate is a necessary food group! HI5

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