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The Truth about 12 Confusing Foods

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I read an article on-line this morning from Prevention Magazine and thought it was worth sharing.

I don't exclude any of these foods from my diet. The key is moderation.

The Truth about 12 Confusing Foods

Even the most nutrition-savvy women can get lost in the headlines. Here’s what you really need to know:
By Sharon Liao

The foods discussed in the article include:
1. Coffee
2. Wine
3. Potatoes
4. Cheese
5. Fish
6. Chocolate - there it is again!
7. Red Meat
8. Nuts
9. Beer
10. Soy
11. Eggs
12. Margarine

You heard that eggs can be high in cholesterol, so you dutifully switched to whole grains for breakfast. Next, you swapped out red meat for fish—only to later learn that fish can contain dangerous levels of mercury...and eggs may not harm your heart after all. “With all of the different reports and headlines, it’s no wonder that many people get confused,” says Angela Ginn, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Real Talk Real Food in Baltimore. To help you make sense of these and other health head-scratchers, we consulted our experts and sifted through the research. Here, the new bottom line on 12 “healthy” foods.
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