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4 Food Myths Debunked!

4 Food Myths Debunked!

I was surprised to learn that some pieces of health advice that have become common wisdom are really just food myths.

The infographic below sheds some light on common food myths, explaining where they came from and the real food facts behind them. I almost feel like many of these are less “food myths” and more “food misunderstandings,” but seeing how these ideas made their way into popular culture was very eye-opening!

food myths debunked infographicThe one that struck me most was the information about how much water you need. I’d read that the “8 ounces a day” thing was a little bit oversimplified, but their formula was new to me. The one that I’d been using was 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you need 75 ounces per day – 11 ounces more than 8 cups would provide. What formula do you use to determine how much water to drink? Do you count your daily glasses at all?

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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3:42PM PST on Nov 8, 2013

TYVM

6:42AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Voted: 'yes!'

2:10AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

water is life but not when man made chemical crap is added

1:53AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

4:23AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

I knew about the carrots. :D

2:50PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for posting.

10:56AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

The carrot one surprised me :-)

6:33AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thank you.

6:32AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thank you.

1:54AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

then you get some idiot who say food /drink is bad for you. oh sod it it lets not eat/drink
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