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16 food experts debunk the diet-related myths that many people swear by.

16 food experts debunk the diet-related myths that many people swear by.


From the pizza-blotters to the 'glass of milk with dinner every night' people to the bagel scoopers...many of us are deeply confused about food and nutrition...

So, when a Reddit user asked, 'Nutritionists, dietitians, and other food experts, what are some food myths most people believe?' people were ready to share the food-related lies that many of us still blindly follow. Do you really have to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim? Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? We may never know...


That all fats are unhealthy - Sabertooth472


Cold water does not make you gain weight. It's water. It has 0 calories - [deleted]


That fat is the enemy and low-fat foods are good for you. Low-fat just means there’s generally more sugar in your food which then means an insulin spike, so you actually end up in this constant game of wanting more food or sugar. - nano_singularity


Carbs are not bad for you. Unless medically informed otherwise, your body needs carbs. They are our source of energy and hold essential nutrients the body needs to function properly. - ThrowRARAw


I've known multiple people in my life that think eating a healthy food makes up for eating terrible food. Like its fine that they ate a 4k calorie burger because they had a bag of carrots for a snack later - Clcooper423


My family believed that you shouldn't eat oranges with milk, because the milk would ferment -MigasEnsopado


Carrots help you see in the dark!!! - Dalhoos


I laugh at the gym nuts who push 'I only put chicken breast and broccoli in this machine.' There's all kinds of ways to eat healthy without going on some extreme zoo diet. - WOPR-1983


Diet soda is a good alternative. It’s really not. - 412Fit_Hotwifecouple


Starvation diets do not work in the long term. Yes, you will lose weight in the short-term but once you stop your starvation diet, you gain the weight back plus more. This is known as ''yo-yo' dieting. The word 'diet' does not mean eating to lose weight, rather it means what you eat as a habit. - AirDusst


Carbs aren't evil unnatural things that trick your body into gaining weight. Food high in carbs is usually pretty tasty. Its a lot easier to eat a lot of something when its tasty. -Jack_O_Blades


Cheese does not give you nightmares. - detectivebabylegz


If something consistently upsets your stomach, you're allergic to it. You may have a food intolerance, but a not true food allergy. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. - cakeweefs


That msg is bad for you. All it is is a sodium salt from glutamic acid which is an amino that our body naturally synthesizes and is required by almost all living beings for protein synthesis. It's not harmful at all to you in moderation, just like regular salt.

A very small percentage of people show a sensitivity to it but that's with anything. There has been little to no evidence to show that msg is anymore dangerous or bad for you than regular table salt. - Gunner253


There are people who actually believe if you eat fruit after a meal, it will ferment in your belly and cause health issues. - Squigglepig52


Anything billed as a 'superfood' just has a little bit higher levels of some nutrient than other foods. They're not magic and they don't make other, unhealthy foods healthier. -Morall_tach

Sources: Reddit
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