7 Common Nutrition Myths

Source: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/2016/01/13/7-common-nutrition-myths/

Now that it’s the new year, I thought it was timely to share a blog post about some of the biggest nutrition myths floating around out there – and why you shouldn’t believe them.

common nutrition myths

Myth #1: "It’s healthier to eat egg whites rather than whole eggs."

Actually, the yolk is where a lot of the nutrition is! Most people don’t know that the yolk contains over 40% of the protein in a whole egg – and more than 90% of the calcium, iron, and B vitamins. It also contains all of the egg’s fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Plus, that extra fat will help to keep you full and satisfied for longer than you would be with just the whites! But what about cholesterol? Research is showing that cholesterol in food has a much smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol than we thought. In fact, moderate egg consumption (defined as 1 per day) has not been found to increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals. (sources: 1, 2) The 2015 Dietary Guidelines (which finally just came out last week) have also dropped the …

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