The Facts Behind Five Food Myths

FE Brown and white eggThere appears to be much conflicting information about what is good or not so good for you when it comes to eating and drinking. From the U.S. News and World Report comes the latest on trying to sort out food myths:

Myth: Avoid potatoes because they are all carbs. Fact: While a tad starchy, potatoes contain  many beneficial nutrients. For example, they are great sources of potassium, vitamin C and iron. The carbs to avoid are those that are full of sugar.

Myth: White eggs are less healthy than brown ones. Fact: The color of the shell has nothing to do with the inside. Both eggs contain the same nutritional value. The different shell colors just mean the chicken that hatched the egg either was white-feathered with white ear lobes (white eggs) or red-feathered with red ear lobes (brown eggs).

Myth: Late night eaters will become obese: Fact: What time of the day you eat has very little to do with weight gain. It’s all about what you eat not when you eat it.

Myth: Breakfast is overrated: Fact: While that has been in the news lately, the reality is that many important scientific studies support that fact that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.

Myth: You’ll lose weight by eating gluten-free foods. Fact: Gluten-free products may ease symptoms of gluten intolerance, however, often, gluten-free foods compensate for the lack of gluten with excess fats and sugars. You might want to eat gluten-free whole grains like buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa.

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