10 common food myths debunked
Healthy equals low fat
Many people think that healthy food is low-fat food - and vice versa - but this is actually not a valid equation. Firstly, many low fat foods are not actually all that healthy. Many ready-meals, yoghurts and snacks for example, are advertised as low-fat, but that by no means makes them healthy if they are instead full of salt, additives and sugar.
The second thing to consider is that all fats are not the same, and some are actually very healthy. Monounsaturated fats, found in avocados, olive oil and nuts, can actually help weight loss, as well as keeping your heart healthy and lowering cholesterol. When comparing foods, it is important therefore to consider the type of fat in your foods - and also the food's nutritional value - as well as quantities of fat.
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