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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Kate S.
Kate S.2 years ago


Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.2 years ago

Voted: 'yes!'

d b.
wiz w.2 years ago

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

Patricia Geraldes

Thanks for sharing.

John Wesen
Past Member 2 years ago

I knew about the carrots. :D

Alison A.
Alison A.2 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Gregg Kelly
Gregg Kelly2 years ago

The carrot one surprised me :-)

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

d b
wiz wi2 years ago

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