Trying to piece together a healthy diet can feel like an impossible task. Due to the wealth of often contradictory information available online, in books, and on TV, sorting dietary fact from fiction can drive you a little nuts. I mean, one day butter is the worst thing in the world, and the next day people are telling you to put it in your morning coffee. It’s no surprise that some of this information is not true, and there are some diet myths to debunk so you can eat more easily.
These diet myths just make a necessary part of existence needlessly complicated. If you spend a lot of time and energy avoiding a certain type of food, only to find out later that it isn’t even bad for your health, you might get frustrated by the process of eating healthy altogether. It’s enough to make you give up and reach for a bucket of junk food.
Fortunately, there’s no need to throw in the towel just yet: legitimate nutritional facts can combat these dietary fictions. To learn more about the truth behind nutrition, I contacted registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Torey Armul. During our conversation, Armul shared the five biggest nutrition myths out there, as well as easy ways to combat them. Looks like your food choices just got a little easier.