Myth: Salt in your diet causes high blood pressure– You don’t have to avoid salt entirely.
Myth: Carbohydrates are bad for you— Carbohydrate-rich foods are an ideal source of energy. They can also provide a lot of fiber and nutrients.
Myth: Dairy products are fattening and unhealthy– As well as being good sources of protein, zinc and some B vitamins, dairy products are packed with calcium, a mineral that helps to build strong, healthy bones – and the stronger the bones are, the less likely you’ll be to suffer from osteoporosis in later life.
Myth: Red meat is bad for you— Red meat is a valuable source of minerals and vitamins, particularly iron, and we know that large numbers of women have such low intakes of this nutrient that they’re at risk of anemia.
Myth: Fresh is always better than frozen– Frozen or canned fruits and vegetables can also be as nutritious as fresh ones, if not more so
Myth: Brown bread is better for you than white– A darker loaf of bread does not necessarily mean it’s made with whole grains – it could simply contain caramel coloring or such a small amount of whole wheat that its nutritional benefits are no different to white bread.
Myth: Everyone needs a lot of protein— Protein is essential for growth and development, but experts agree that most people eat far too much of it.
Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/diet-myths-how-not-to-eat-yourself-healthy-7670486.html Written by Kate Hilpern