Most of us try to maintain a healthy, balanced
diet and we like to think there are some golden rules we should always stick to. However, you'd be surprised to hear just how many of these 'accepted truths' could, in fact, be derailing your quest for a healthy lifestyle. Here are 10 of the most common food misconceptions.
Healthy equals low fat
Many people think that healthy food is low-fat food - and vice versa - but this is actually not a valid equation.
Potatoes count as one of your recommended fruit and veg
With the government advising we increase our daily portions of fruit and veg, many of us are confused about what exactly counts towar
Only fresh fruit counts
Fortunately, it is not all bad on the fruit and veg score, as getting in your recommended portions of fruit is actually a lot easier than many people think.
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Natural means healthy
Just as a low-fat label does not automatically signal a healthy snack, neither does an 'organic' or 'natural' one.
The best diet you can choose is one you can commit to.
Food intolerances are the same as allergies
Many people use the phrases 'food allergy' and 'food intolerance' as though they were interchangeable, however this is not the ca
Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar
With many people longing for a way to indulge their sweet tooth and stay healthy at the same time, sugar is a common cause of misconceptions.
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Cereal is the healthiest way to start the day
With many breakfast cereals packaged as health foods - perfect for weight loss and growing kids alike - it is not surprising that many of us vi
Bottled water is better than tap
We are constantly encouraged to drink more water for our health, and a common misconception is that drinking it by the bottle is a much healthier way of doi
Craving is your body's way of saying it needs something
A big misconception about food cravings is that they are our body's way of telling us we are lacking a certain nutrient and n