09/17/2010 04:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

6 Biggest Myths About Food Busted

The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (With a baby who still wakes up multiple times a night, I’m still a little sleep deprived.) There was a time, however, when I intentionally washed egg yolks down the drain—and used only the whites—because I thought that egg yolks were bad for my heart.

Here are the details of why you should go ahead and eat the yolks, plus highlights of other food myths that just won’t die.

6 Biggest Myths About Food Busted

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By Nicci Micco


Nicci Micco is deputy editor of features and nutrition at EatingWell and co-author of EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners. She has a master's degree in nutrition and food sciences, with a focus in weight management.

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