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Fitness

The Truth About Common Nutrition Myths

Bread is not the enemy, and a burger won't kill you. Here's help separating food fact from fiction so you can enjoy your favorites once again.
supermarket grocery cart with produce Myth: Organic produce packs more nutrients than the conventional kind.

The real deal: Although buying organic fruits and veggies helps protect the environment, research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that they have no nutritional advantage over their conventionally grown counterparts. And while the latter contain more chemical residue, no studies have definitively proven that the amount of chemicals we ingest causes any harm: Much of the research linking pesticides with disease was done on farmers who had been exposed to huge quantities, Davis says. Still prefer organic? Spend the extra money on produce that has a peel you eat, such as apples and peaches.

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