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It seems that almost every month a new food scare or story breaks in the press – but how much truth is there behind them? We de-bunk some of the most common myths.
By Hilary Pereira
Tinned food. Tinned food will be your friend.
<h2><strong>Salt is bad for you</strong></h2><p>In fact, we all need some salt in our diet. The sodium in salt is helps control the amount of water in the body and maintain a normal in the blood.
<h2><strong>Eating too many eggs give you high cholesterol</strong></h2><p>The cholesterol found in eggs doesn’t contribute greatly to blood cholesterol levels, which are most often raised by ea
<h2><strong>Foods labelled ‘low fat’ are good for you</strong></h2><p><span face="">While they’re undoubtedly better for you than foods that are high in saturated fat, the downside h
<h2><strong>Some foods are ‘superfoods’</strong></h2><p>In fact, no one food has earned the label of ‘superfood’ as endorsed by any experts in nutrition.</p>
<h2><strong>Potatoes are fattening</strong></h2><p>Nope, it’s the way they’re cooked that can make them a bit of an indulgence.</p>
<h2><strong>Ketchup is bad for you</strong></h2><p>In fact, because ketchup is made with cooked tomatoes, it contains higher levels of lycopene, a substance that helps cut the risk of heart disease an
<h2><strong>Cheese gives you nightmares</strong></h2><p>Cheese contains tryptophan – a substance that can help reduce stress and actually induce a good night’s sleep.</p>
<h2><strong>Bottled water is better than tap water</strong></h2><p>Not true, at least not in the UK where the quality and purity of tap water is very high.</p>
<h2><strong>Tea and coffee contain the same amount of caffeine</strong></h2><p>In fact, coffee – whether instant or ground – contains higher levels of caffeine.</p>
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