Busted: Debunking 7 Age-Old Food Myths

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These days, it’s hard to be a sensible eater. Thanks to new research coming out every week informing us what we should and should not be eating, it’s difficult to separate science from silliness. ¬†Though many of the grocery store’s biggest misconceptions have already been dismissed, there are still some food myths that continue to circulate, sticking better than others regardless of their inaccuracies, and they still haunt the minds of even the most conscious modern-day shoppers.

Whether you’re in the market for a new diet, are concerned about feeding your kids right, or simply are trying to be the best eater you can be, it’s easy to fall back on these myths that are inaccurate but are easy to believe. The explanations behind them seem relatively sound, earning them supporters, but science is what debunks them. Before you put you or your kids on a low-carb, high-protein regimen, check out these seven myths that deserve to be busted. Your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents might have believed them, but that doesn’t make them any more true.

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