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The Biggest Health Food Misconceptions According to Nutritionists

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According to the Institute of Food Technologists, eight out of ten adults have made an effort to eat healthier within the last year. Yet trying to eat healthy can be a challenge, given all of the conflicting information out there when it comes to what consists of healthy food choices. It's not surprising that some people give up in frustration, copping a "damned if you do or don't" attitude. 

Three noted nutritionists were asked to cite what they deemed some of the most widely believed public misconceptions about healthy foods. One of their points concerned multigrain bread. Some well intentioned shoppers who spot the textural breads advertised as multigrain and select them over other breads think they are choosing the best option. But in fact, "multigrain" simply means that there are two or more grains present in the (pasta or) bread. It has no bearing on how refined the flour base used is. The best choice is 100% whole wheat bread, in which the entire grain kernel has been used; that maximizes its fiber and nutrients.

Read other misconceptions regarding "health food" here. 

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