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10 Lies and Misconceptions Spread By Mainstream Nutrition

Posted on: February 25, 2013

By Dr. Mercola

There’s no shortage of health myths out there, but I believe the truth is slowly but surely starting to seep out there and get a larger audience. For example, two recent articles actually hit the nail right on the head in terms of good nutrition advice.

Shape Magazine features a slide show on “9 ingredients nutritionists won’t touch,”1 and authoritynutrition.com listed “11 of the biggest lies of mainstream nutrition.”2

These health topics are all essential to get “right” if you want to protect your health, and the health of your loved ones, which is why I was delighted to see both of these sources disseminating spot-on advice. I highly recommend reading through both of them.

Here, I will review my own top 10 lies and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition—some of which are included in the two featured sources, plus a few additional ones I believe are important.

Lie # 1: ‘Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease’
Lie # 2: ‘Eating Fat Makes You Gain Weight’
Lie # 3: ‘Artificial Sweeteners are Safe Sugar-Replacements for Diabetics, and Help Promote Weight Loss’
Lie # 4: ‘Your Body Cannot Tell the Difference Between Sugar and Fructose’
Lie # 5: ‘Soy is a Health Food’
Lie # 6: ‘Eggs are a Source of Unhealthy Cholesterol’
Lie # 7: ‘Whole Grains are Good for Everyone’
Lie # 8: ‘Milk Does Your Body Good’
Lie # 9: ‘Genetically Engineered Foods are Safe and Comparable to Conventional Foods’
Lie # 10: ‘Lunch Meats Make for a Healthy Nutritious Meal’

Full details at Mercola

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