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Food Myths

7 of the Biggest Healthy Eating Myths Busted

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Below are some of the biggest health myths and the real truth behind them:

Curry, As We Know It, Doesn't Even Exist

Little Global Chefs | Posted 02.24.2016 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

While hiking in Arizona, on a recent girl's trip with my best friend and co-founder of Little Global Chefs, we were exchanging some recipes that would...

The Nutritional Lies That Keep America Fat

Thrillist | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

If there's something I've noticed about fitness myths, it's that everyone is equally vulnerable to them. It doesn't matter how smart you are, how many facts you know, or how many letters come after your name; it's easier than you think to fall prey to false truths.

4 Food Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Spoon University | Posted 09.28.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Over the years, we've heard many myths and misconceptions about food. To make matters worse, we end up believing them and then ruin the reputation of our favorite foods. But as they say, knowledge is power.

7 Food Myths To Stop Believing

PureWow | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
PureWow

Just as stepping on a crack won't, in fact, break your mother's back, there are a number of food "facts" floating around that are nothing more than ol...

The 9 Biggest Health Myths Debunked

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We've all heard these wisdoms, from washing your hands with warm water, to not sitting on a public toilet seat. But i...

Fact-Checking 7 Popular Food And Drink Urban Legends

Thrillist | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Don't lose any more sleep over the fate of Little Mikey the Pop Rocks kid -- we've got all the truths and lies right here.

9 Food Lies People Are Telling You

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

Sorry to break it to you, but some of them are your family and friends. And they are liars.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

5 Surprising Food Lies

Alex Santoso | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Alex Santoso

Food lies you've probably been fed.

Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist

Anna Lappé | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

While biotech proponents love to talk about the promise of drought-resistant, nitrogen-efficient, and nutritionally enhanced varieties, to date, commercialized genetically engineered crop varieties have been mostly limited to two types: those developed to resist a proprietary herbicide, and those engineered to produce a specific insecticide.

5 Food 'Rules' You Can Break

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Turns out some "tricks" for boiling pasta and cleaning your favorite pan don't work so well after all ... but here's what will do ...

5 Myths About Weight Loss BUSTED

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Some findings are surprising, some are not, and some common notions about weight loss are yet to be proven or disproven. I have my own opinions based on treating tens of thousands of patients over many decades.

5 Food Myths Debunked

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Nathanael Johnson, award-winning journalist I grew up in a nature-worshipping, somewhat hippie family, and with my book, All Natur...

Is That Calamari You're Eating -- Or Sliced Pig Rectum?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

Plenty of foods come surrounded by urban legends. Hot dogs and genetically-modified organisms, for instance, come with a cadre of rumors -- some true,...

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

When Food Marketing Lies Aren't Bad

Zester Daily | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

Sometimes the lies we create about food can actually do good.

5 Common Myths About Carbs

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Today, between marketers who promote packaged carbs as "heart healthy" and fitness "experts" who espouse that all carbs are bad, it's easy to be confused. Here are some carb myths debunked.

Fact Or Fiction? 8 Edible Urban Legends

So Good | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
So Good

Here are eight food related urban legends, covering fact, fiction and the gray, "Google it" bits somewhere in-between.

Strange Food Myths And Conspiracy Theories

TruTV.com | Posted 07.30.2012 | Weird News

America's favorite pastime may officially be baseball, but unofficially it's eating. From hot dogs to apple pie, we love our food. But what do we ...

5 Myths About Everyday Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it's hard to tell the fact from the fiction. Certain foods get a reputation as "bad for you," whereas others get promoted as "natural" or "good for you" when they are really not.

5 Myths About Asparagus Busted

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
EatingWell

Asparagus, with its delicate green color, bright flavor and newborn-shoot shape isn't so much a sign of spring as it IS spring.

BUSTED: 7 Diet Half-Truths, Explained

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Davis, Ph.D.

Hardly a day goes by without a headline trumpeting what we should or shouldn't eat. But often these snippets about diet and nutrition are only half true: They're partly supported by science, but overall they're misleading because they come with big caveats.

The Five-Second Rule Is Baloney!

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science
Robert L. Wolke

No matter how you slice it, any such rule is baloney, or a red herring, or any other food metaphor you like, because the length of time your food rests on the floor has nothing to do with how contaminated it gets.

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.