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5 Food Myths You Probably Still Believe

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Trying to figure out what's good, what's bad and what's just plain wrong can be pretty confusing when it comes to the food we eat.

Today's diet industry is flooded with experts ready to give us advice about everything from counting calories to fasting and carb-loading. What's worse, it seems like every few months, the advice changes. What once was bad for us, is now good (in moderation), what once was good is now bad (in excess).

Let's clear up some of the misconceptions we have about food, starting with the most popular food myths we still tell eachother today.

1. Popcorn is Junk Food

Yes and no. It really depends on how you prepare it. Believe it or not, popcorn is a source of fibre and antioxidants. It has the potential to be a healthy snack, as long as you prepare it the right way.

Use an air popper and, instead of butter, drizzle some olive oil on your popcorn. Toss with shredded, hard cheese like Parmesan or Romano cheese.

2. Celery Has "Negative" Calories

If it sounded too good to be true, that's because it is. Celery does have less than 10 calories per serving, but you won't burn more than 10 calories chewing on it.

Think fresh is better than frozen? Think again...

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