Busting the biggest nutrition myths

Is eating eggs bad for my cholesterol? Do avocados make me gain weight? Is eating smaller meals throughout the day healthier than having three square meals? These are some of food-based questions many of us wrestle with every day.

During Nutrition Month, the focus on healthy living can become even more intense. This month not only reminds us of the essential role Osler’s dietitians have in keeping patients healthy, it gives us an opportunity to tap into this skilled team to clarify myths, misconceptions and downright untruths about food.

We want to eat healthy but with so much conflicting information out there, knowing how to give your body what it needs is no easy task. And with health-related information coming in from so many different directions, it can be difficult to decode good nutrition from bad.

Our dietitians always like to have a little fun during Nutrition Month, and this year they’ve debunked some of the biggest nutrition myths to give you a better idea of how to best feed your body. Our monthly Live Well with Osler focuses on five common nutrition myths and we’ve also created some fun videos that can help you make smarter choices next time you visit the grocery store.

Nutrition Myths Debunked: The Avocado

Avocados are one of most popular superfoods in the grocery store today. But is it really the Clark Kent of fruits?

Nutrition Myths Debunked: Cholesterol and Eggs

We know that eggs pack a healthy protein punch but some older studies link them to high dietary cholesterol. Is this information all it’s cracked up to be?

Nutrition Myths Debunked: Pure Fruit Juice

Many of us look at pure fruit juice as an easy way to get our required five to 10 servings a day. But do hidden sugars derail our good intentions?

With the opening of the new Peel Memorial, Osler is committed to focusing on health, wellness and the prevention of illness. Education is a big part of Peel Memorial’s programming and we will work with patients to help prevent health issues, manage chronic disease and live a healthier, active life.

Are there any more food myths that have you puzzled? Let us know in the comments!

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