23 'facts' you learned about healthy eating and nutrition as a kid that are no longer true
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- Many of the things you learned about nutrition as a kid likely weren't based on science, or have been revised in recent years.
- Some common diet advice was nothing more than savvy marketing from advertisers and food companies.
- Here are 23 myths about healthy eating that we now know aren't true.
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Here are three of the biggest lies about nutrition I was fed as a kid:
Low-fat foods are always better for you than high-fat options. Drinking more milk makes your bones stronger. And you're only properly hydrated once your pee comes out clear.
Nope, nope, and nope.
I didn't know this at the time, but some of the "facts" about healthy eating that I absorbed as a youngster were clever marketing tactics dressed up as expert guidance about what to eat. Other pieces of advice have since been debunked by scientific research.
Here are a few dozen nutrition myths many of us were told as tots that simply aren't true.