The 5 Biggest Food Myths Out There, According to a Nutritionist

We pick the brains of models day in and day out, constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards in an attempt to uncover their elusive model secrets. In these endeavours, we hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and restaurateur (she has to be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing five food myths that need to be put to rest.

The basics of healthy eating have been drilled into us since we were kids: Get your five servings of fruits and veggies a day. Limit simple sugars and white bread. Stay away from preservatives; go with fresh options instead. As we begin making more and more decisions about what we eat, those health lines tend to get a little blurred. With the sheer amount of health and nutrition articles we stumble across every day, it seems that even health experts can’t come to an agreement about what is truly nutritious. However, while not every nutritionist is going to agree completely on the “perfect” diet (if there even is one), there are a few common misconceptions that should be put right. Keep reading to learn about five food myths that I hear all too often, along with easy ways to remedy each one.

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