Nutrition Myths

Nutrition MythBusters

Separating myths from science

Dark chocolate health benefits

Dark chocolate – health benefits

Eating dark chocolate may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps to reduce inflammation, increase vasodilation, improve BP, inhibit platelet adhesion and improve lipid profile and is associated with potential benefits in infectious...

Best dark chocolate

How to choose the best dark chocolate

The best dark chocolate has the optimal combination of health benefits and flavor. The higher the proportion of non-fat cocoa solids, which contain powerful, health promoting polyphenols and antioxidants, the healthier the chocolate. The finest...

Can we trust dietary guidelines?

Can we trust dietary guidelines?

This article discusses the factors that currently influence our food choices, what shapes the official dietary guidelines and why there is a growing trend to look for alternative answers.

Avocado seed: is it healthy or harmful?

Avocado seed: is it healthy or harmful?

Avocado seed has not been declared safe to consume, due to limited studies investigating the toxicity and safety of its constituents. Studies on the health benefits of avocado seeds are only in the initial stage. See what is the evidence of the...

What is fat?

What is fat?

This article discusses the different definitions of fat, making it clearer for you next time you read about fat, oil, lipids, triglycerides or adipose tissue.

How is margarine made?

How is margarine made?

The main components of margarines are oils usually extracted from genetically modified oilseeds. Its production is quite complex and involves several chemicals, such as pesticides.

Why we need fat in our diet?

Why we need fat in our diet?

Fats play a crucial role in our diet and are an important part of our body composition. Too much fat stored in our body, however, causes a wide range of health problems.

Advertisement

Get updates

Receive regular updates on nutrition myths, facts and curiosities. All based on the latest scientific evidence.