10 Healthy Eating Myths That Could Be Ruining Your Diet

Cutting down on fried food and eating more fruit are important for a healthier diet, but some changes made in the name of healthy eating won't help -- sometimes they're even worse! (11 Photos)

Heidi McIndoo on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:32AM

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10 Healthy Eating Myths That Could Be Ruining Your Diet

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Myth: Two-Percent Milk Is Much Lower In Fat than Whole

Truth: The labeling of milk makes this one a common mistake. While 2% milk sounds like it would be much lower in fat than whole milk, in reality whole milk contains roughly 3 percent fat, not much of a difference. “A low-fat food is defined by having 3 grams of fat or less per serving and 2% milk has 4.9 grams of fat per serving,” says registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet. She recommends opting for nonfat milk.

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