Amidst the biological insights we have to guide our understanding of a healthy lifestyle, there are some lurking falsehoods. From claims that particular food groups are altogether unhealthy, to suggestions that there is a quick-fix to losing weight, it's hard to know what to believe. The worst part is, many of these are pure myths. So to help you get clued up, we outline eight of the top health myths that have been firmly dispelled by science!
It seems like the most obviously correct health advice of all, but it’s not strictly true. Fat is, after all, an important part of a healthy and balanced diet, and consuming fat doesn’t mean that it’ll all stay in your body. Whole-food fats like those found in nuts and seeds, for instance, are much better than those in French fries, for the simple reason that the former actually fill you up for longer; they’re not immediately stored in fat cells.
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