09/28/2015 07:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

4 Food Myths You Need to Stop Believing

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. We resist them out of fear of scary diseases, weird notions and sometimes, innovative conspiracy theories (you never know...).

But as they say, knowledge is power.

So, here is the truth about some very common and believable food myths. Eat wisely.

1. Chocolate causes acne.


We're thankful that this one's a myth. Some teenagers actually steer clear of chocolate because they think it single-handedly causes acne.

You will be relieved to know that studies have shown that there is no connection between chocolate and skin problems, and that some types of chocolate may even be good for you (aw yeah). Now you can enjoy each bite of your lip-smacking chocolate bar without any worries.

2. Eggs are the main cause of high cholesterol.


Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, but for a while the egg yolk has been demonized as a cause of high cholesterol. Is it true? Well, the answer is NO.

The real threat behind high cholesterol is saturated and trans fat, not dietary cholesterol present in yolk. So banish the old notion that an egg, specifically the yolk, is hazardous to your health, and make yourself an omelette.

3. Calories eaten at night are more fattening than those eaten early in the day.


The common knowledge today is that a calorie is a calorie. So regardless of when you eat it, what causes weight gain is simply eating more calories than you burn. No matter when you eat, the effect will always be the same.

4. You should drink eight glasses of water a day.


We do need a lot of water for our daily functioning, but 8 glasses is just a too-popular-to-be-ignored figure. In reality, there is no hard rule that says you should consume eight glasses of water daily.

Our liquid intake doesn't just depend on water, it also includes other beverages as well. So stop gulping down eight whole glasses of water just to get the number right, and drink a beer instead. #college

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Original post by Veenisha Tutlani for Spoon University - Delhi.

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