Worst Mainstream Nutrition Myths


If you’re trying to turn your life around when it comes to nutrition, you may be facing a bunch of misconceptions about what healthy eating truly is. Especially on the internet. Here are the top lies about modern nutrition:

Eggs Are Unhealthy

This is just simply not true.

The root to this myth dates back to when nutritionists demonized eggs based on the conception that the naturally occurring cholesterol in them will result in an increased the risk of heart disease.

Eggs do not cause heart disease and are among the most nutritious foods known to humans. Eggs for breakfast can even help you lose weight.

Saturated Fat Is Bad for You

Several decades ago, flawed studies with incomplete information resulted in doctors and nutritionists deciding that eating too much fat causes heart disease. However, it turned out that that’s not exactly how things work, and saturated fat is not directly linked with heart disease.

Now, we know that saturated fat does not cause heart disease, and that natural foods that are high in saturated fat are actually good for you.

Everybody Should be Eating Grains

Humans have been around for about 100,000 years. However, we only recently started utilizing grains with the advent of agriculture about 10,000 years ago. Doesn’t it seem weird than how prevalent grains are in our diet? What do you think we ate for those 90,000 years before the advent of agriculture?

Grains are relatively low in nutrients compared to other real foods like vegetables. The gluten grains in particular may lead to a variety of health issues.

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