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Diet facts that are actually FALSE

Don't let these food myths hinder your diet.

Diet facts vs. diet fiction … it’s not always easy to tell the difference. You’ll hear lots of different things from different sources. But dieting is tough enough. Don’t fall for dieting myths that have no basis in reality.

The video above offers several different food myths to be aware of as you begin or try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

One of the biggest of all? That carbs are evil.

They aren’t.

Sure, there are certain types of carbohydrates a health-conscious person should avoid. But don’t throw them all out in the process. Vegetables, beans and grains all contain carbs, and each of these food groups should be a part of any healthy diet.

Another myth is that eating late at night causes weight gain. There’s very little evidence supporting this.

The myth about Vegans not consuming enough protein is also false. Eating tofu and beans can fulfill a person’s daily protein requirement.

Want to learn more about diet facts? Check out the video.

If you want some easy recipes with green, leafy veggies, check out what we saw at a local food festival.

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