Diet Myths

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: Written by Kate Hilpern


One thought on “Diet Myths

  1. Great article! I use to avoid red meat like the plague until I started weight lifting and now my body craves it! Actually, everything you just wrote I use to believe in until a few years ago when I revamped my entire workout routine to be fit NOT skinny.

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