Good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing many known health issues. A poor diet can cause deficiency diseases such as scurvy, and can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
But not all nutritional advice is sound. For example, last year, a study at the University of South Carolina suggested 40 years of nutrition research funded by the CDC may be totally useless because the method used to collect the data was flawed.
Here are 19 nutritional myths, courtesy of Patricia Bannan, a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian and Men’s Health Magazine. (Click ‘Next’ to see the 19 Myths You Should Know About Nutrition)