1. Foods labeled "natural" are healthier
Unfortunately, there are practically zero regulations that prevent manufacturers from labeling their products as “natural.” Do not assume that this label is accurate or that it equates to "healthy.” If you want to be guaranteed that your product is unadulterated, then buy organic. This label requires products to meet a very clear set of guidelines.
2. Egg yolks are to be avoided
Egg yolks have more protein, healthy fats, and vitamins than egg whites. More importantly, the myth that eating yolks will raise your cholesterol is completely unfounded. While egg yolks do contain cholesterol, there is no connection between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol. In fact, your body needs dietary cholesterol to function properly. So, eat your yolks!
3. Fat free and sugar free products are a good way to cut calories
The short version as to why this isn't true is simple.: when manufacturers remove natural fats and sugars from foods they almost always replace them with chemicals and other processed garbage. Junk food is junk food, and it's important to know that diet soda or sugar free cookies are not doing your body any favors. Golden rule: the less processed food you put in your body, the better.
4. Fruits and vegetables are interchangeable
Fruits are a part of a healthy, nutritious diet if consumed in reasonable portions, but generally speaking, vegetables pack a much larger punch in terms of nutritional value. Many of your favorite fruits (bananas, apples, grapes) are loaded with sugar and over doing it on fruit can lead to excess fat storage. Ultimately, sugar IS sugar, no matter what the source. Veggies, especially greens, reign supreme over fruits and should be prioritized much higher in your diet.
5. Soy products are safe and healthy
Soy should not be a mainstay in a healthy diet because it contains endocrine system (hormone) disruptors. While excessive amounts of soy can cause a variety of problems, the most common side effect is abnormal estrogen levels. On top of that soy is 99% Genetically Modified and contaminated by more pesticides than almost any other food.