Myth: Don’t drink milk when you have a cold.
Fact: There’s absolutely no truth to the idea that milk increases mucus production, so there’s no need to skip it when you feel congested.
Myth: Raw carrots are more nutritious than cooked.
Fact: Cooking actually increases carrots’ nutritional value! The process breaks down the tough cellular walls that encase the beta-carotene.
Myth: Avoid eggs because of their cholesterol content.
Fact: Eggs have gotten an unfounded bad rap; the latest research shows that they don’t actually contribute to high cholesterol. In fact, eggs are an inexpensive source of many nutrients.
Myth: The fewer carbs, the healthier you are.
Fact: Choosing the healthiest carbohydrates, especially whole grains, is more important to your well-being. Studies show that women and men who eat whole grains have 20 to 30 percent less heart disease.
Myth: Frozen and canned fruits and veggies are less nutritious than fresh ones.
Fact: During shipping and storage, natural enzymes are released in fresh fruit and vegetables that cause them to lose nutrients. However, food processors quick-freeze fresh-picked produce, which preserves much of its vitamin and mineral content.