6. “Eggs are a Source of Unhealthy Cholesterol”
This myth is grossly untrue, in fact eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. This myth is based on the hypothesis that eating egg yolk increases cholesterol levels in the body, a hypothesis that has been largely dispelled with numerous nutritional studies.
7. “Whole Grains are Good for Everyone”
It is true that whole grains are great for their high fiber content, but those that are overweight, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and protein metabolic types can have difficulty processing gluten and have elevated insulin levels due to whole grains.
8. “Milk Does Your Body Good”
This is not to say that all milk is not good for your body, however pasteurized milk, largely toted as healthier, are fraught with growth hormones and antibiotics. Even organic milk that is pasteurized has a changed physical structure and can cause allergies and immune problems. A healthy alternative is raw milk.
9. “Genetically Engineered Foods are Safe & Comparable to Conventional Foods”
Genetically engineered (GE) foods may be one of the most dangerous food lies in our food supply today. The biggest danger is that health risks are yet unknown, likely side-effects seem to be increased disease, infertility and birth defects. There has also been a study showing a dramatic increase in organ damage, cancer, and reduced lifespan after eating genetically engineered foods.
10. “Lunch Meats Make for a Healthy Nutritious Meal”
Everything from hot dogs, deli meats, bacon, and pepperoni all contain dangerous compounds that make it important to avoid all lunch meats. Processed meats contain dangerous carcinogens that increase the risk of cancer and increase the risk of diabetes by 50%.
While planning a healthy diet there is much more to consider than what foods will help you quickly lose weight. You must also consider what potential side-effects you may be facing if not consuming safely grown and produced foods.