Of all our cultural myths
and misunderstandings, food fallacies seem to run especially rampant. We absorb “guidance” from our families (“Eat your margarine”), fad-diet books (“Bread is the root of all evil”), the nightly news (“Milk saves the world!”), and that beacon of frequently off-the-wall information, the Internet. “People are extremely confused about what to eat,” acknowledges New York—based physician jana Klauer, M.D., author of How the Rich Get Thin.
She and other prominent nutrition experts helped us set the record straight, exposing seven myths you might have heard—but shouldn’t believe.