7 Nutrition Myths You Should Ignore

In a world of fake news, nutrition is a money-spinning marketing game awash with ambassador celebrities that spout just as many mistruths as they do motivational memes. So, we’ve broken down the biggest myths in the game to keep your foodie facts straight.

Brown Bread Isn’t Healthier
According to the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements, this newfangled Franken-wheat is less nutritious than the real stuff. If you really want to make a change and can’t bear to give up the good stuff, go for wholegrain. It won’t save your life, but it has a lower GI level and using the full grain adds a whole host of vitamins, nutrients, and phytochemicals that almost makes your toast healthy.

Eating Little And Often Won’t Burn More Calories
Instead, it’s more likely that the content of traditional East Asian food is what aids weight management – lots of vegetables, unrefined carbs and natural ingredients.

There’s More To Obesity Than Poor Nutrition And Fitness
Studies by the Harvard School of Public Health suggest that overeating can trigger similar reactions in the brain to narcotics-based addictions – the sign of deeper emotional stress that a jog won’t solve.

Coffee Isn’t All Bad
A morning cup of joe from the hipster coffee joint near the office might dent your bank balance, but it’s not all bad news.

All Calories Aren’t Equal
Counting calories may clinch a Weight Watchers certificate, but it’s the type of calories you consume that actually counts. Different foods have different metabolic effects and therefore simply reducing calorie intake can be ineffective.

Low-Fat Foods Are Healthier
There’s a reason why bad foods taste oh-so-good, and that’s fat. When brands reduce or remove fat content, the marketing would have you believe that the calories are removed, too. The reality is much different.

Red Meat Raises The Risks Of Heart Disease
Thanks to numerous examples of compelling research on both sides, red meat, and heart disease is still very much a nutritional grey area.