Myth = Anytime a fruit has been condensed into a drink, the sugars are concentrated. This concentration of sugar increases the risk for consuming more calories and thus excess fat when compared to eating the natural whole fruit itself. Continue reading
Myth = It is true that a low-fat or non-fat food is often lower in fat than the same size portion of the full-fat natural version, so fat-free products may help reduce overall dietary fat, but they are not the magical formula for attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Continue reading
Myth = Actually, in small amounts, nuts can be part of a healthy weight loss program. Nuts are high in calories and fat, however, most nuts contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that help lower blood cholesterol levels. Nuts are also good sources of protein, dietary fiber, and minerals including magnesium and copper.