Breaking common food myths: Egg yolks, coffee, organic foods and more

FOX 2 is helping you bust common food myths.

- Before you go grocery shopping, FOX 2 wanted to help bust some food myths.

With a little help from Self Magazine, we've got some tips to help you figure out what you should be eating.

MYTH 1: Egg yolks are bad for you.

Nutritionists are turning around their opinion on the egg yolk. Yes, it had cholesterol but also good stuff in it including protein and essential fatty acids. Research is showing that even if you're watching your cholesterol, eating eggs is not going to cause a spike in cholesterol.

MYTH 2: Coffee is dehydrating.

Coffee is a diuretic because it has caffeine in it. That's true, but it's a very mild diuretic. That means that when you're drinking your coffee, you can count that as you're taking in liquid for the day and it's helping to hydrate you.

MYTH 3: Margarine is better than butter

In butter there is one ingredient and it's cream, maybe salt. In margarine tubs you'll find a lot of other stuff. It's about your preference: Go with ingredients you know, or take in a few chemicals as long as the substance contains less fat.

Whipped butter seems to be a favorite among nutritionists.

MYTH 4: Everyone will benefit from gluten free

If you're jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon but don't need to because of your health, you may want to rethink it.

Gluten-free bread has more calories, less protein, and less calcium than regular bread.

MYTH 5: Reduced fat versions of foods are better than originals.

When they reduce the fat, they increase something else likely.

MYTH 6: Organic foods are automatically healthy.

When it comes to snack foods, organic is probably the same as when it comes to the calories and fat.

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