5 biggest nutrition and food myths floating around the internet

Are eggs evil? Does vitamin C keep colds? Forget your old-school thinking and get familiar with these food and nutrition myths floating around the internet.

Today's internet offers so much advice around what and what not to eat.

Information overdose makes it hard to sift out the truth.

Brown sugar is better for you than white sugar.

Sorry brown sugar lovers. You may think it is healthy white table sugar with the brown stuff, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, the only difference is the taste. The Clinic says when it comes to your health, sugar is sugar.

They explain that no matter the form of sugar, it’s going to raise your blood sugar levels which could increase your risk of obesity and diabetes.

You should drink eight glasses of water every day

This saying has been around for years, without any substance. It is interesting to know that drinking eight glasses of water each day is not a medical recommendation, nor is there any scientific health benefits behind the advice. Simply be your own judge on your water intake. Just take enough so you don’t get dehydrated.

A vegetarian diet is an automatically healthful one.

Consuming a plant-powered diet can have enormous health benefits, cutting from lower rates of heart disease and diabetes to some types of cancer. Nevertheless, not eating meat doesn't give you a "get out of jail free" card in terms of nutrition. It's as much about the foods you eat as it is the ones you don't.

It's healthier to eat egg whites rather than whole eggs.

Most people are oblivious of the fact that egg yolk actually contains over 40 percent of the protein and more than 90 percent of the calcium, iron and B vitamins in a whole egg.

It also contains all of the egg's healthy fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Also, that extra fat will help to keep you full and satisfied for longer than you would be with just the whites!

Eating fat will make you fat.

Your body needs fat. Although fat has more calories than carbs and protein, fat provides you with a feeling of fullness and helps your body absorb nutrients like vitamins A, D and E. You need plant fats for optimal health, like nuts, seeds, olive oil and avocados, and just watch your portion size.


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