11 Healthy Food Lies We’ve Been Told Our Whole Lives

Salted cashews are stationed everywhere, your raw veggie consumption has doubled, and you go to bed hungry more often than not. With a health plan like that, no wonder you—and so many others—fall off the bandwagon.

There’s a common misconception by those trying to get “fit” that the more hunger pangs you endure and sweat you burn, the svelter and healthier you’ll be. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that this is, in fact, not the case.

We’ve all been told plenty of half-truths and straight up lies throughout our lives about the food we eat, how we should cook it, and how it will affect our bodies.

As you do more research, you may be a little put off when you realize some of your nutritious go-tos are actually a bigger mistake than that Kit Kat you snuck in last week. Check out this list to make sure you’re really taking two steps forward and not two pounds back!

1 23 ... 12NEXT »

You might also find interesting :

9 Best Foods That Fight Anxiety

Nutrition can have a powerful impact on anxiety. Learn how to incorporate foods that help with anxiety into your diet to help ease your mind.

15 Healthy Foods Doctors Always Eat

Most doctors don’t learn how food works on the body. They learn how to fix the body when you eat the wrong foods. Fortunately, we found the ones that do

9 Evidence-Based Benefits of Whey Protein

When it comes to macronutrients, protein is king. But not all proteins are created equal. Some types are more efficient when it comes to weight loss while others promote muscle

eat healthy & recipes

20 Best and Worst Meals for Diabetics

When you have type 2 diabetes, you need to eat a good mix of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. So what’s a well-balanced dinner? A power breakfast? The following meal

Fitness

5 Foods That Power Up Your Workout

Coffee Runners love a cup of pre-race joe for the pep it puts in their step. “Research shows that the caffeine in coffee can enhance physical endurance and stamina, making

beauty & tips

10 Food Swaps to Boost Your Heart Health

When it comes to your heart health, it’s the little, everyday choices you make that can have the biggest impact on your future well-being. Along with exercising consistently and avoiding

15 Foods You Should NEVER Order

A big part of the appeal of fast food, at least for this late-night shame-eater, is that you don’t really know too much about the “cooking” process. What you experience,

From Our Network