Bad Foods That Aren't So Bad For You

There are a million and one different ways to lose weight, and endless studies telling us what's "good" and "bad" for us. It can be hard to navigate what's actually good and bad for us though, when all the information contradicts itself. So, here are some actual facts about foods that people think are bad for you that actually aren't.

  • Myth: Gluten is bad. Truth: Only about 1% of people worldwide have celiac disease, and in moderation, gluten isn't bad for you.
  • Myth: Eggs mean bad cholesterol in your veins. Truth: One study found that eating eggs doesn't translate to higher cholesterol in blood.
  • Myth: Coffee is bad for you. Truth: According to the Mayo Clinic, the average adult can safely consume up to 400 mg of caffeine daily. A tall coffee from Starbucks has roughly 260 mg of caffeine.
  • Myth: Cheese is bad for you and it's more addictive than crack. Truth: University of Michigan researchers say that there's no real research to back this claim up, and in moderation, cheese is okay unless you have an allergy.
  • Myth: Seltzer water is bad for you. Truth: Jennifer McDaniel, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics says it's just as good for you as plain water as long as you're drinking the kind without sodium and sugar.

Source: Business Insider