Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Everyday Food Myths You Need to Stop Believing


We've all believed these at one point or another.

© Getty Images

1) A Calorie Is A Calorie

Some people want to believe that all calories are created equal. Sadly, this is not the case. It may be technically true that all calories contain the same amount of energy, but the nutritional value of what you eat is so much more important than that. Calories that come from satiating, wholesome foods are not the same as calories that come from processed, fatty foods that leave you feeling hungry shortly after eating them. Foods also have varying thermic effects, which affects your energy expenditure, making some calories more positively "effective" than others. 

More steaming articles

Chef Tips and Tricks

Why eating fast is bad news for your health

Your parents told you that scoffing your food was bad, and now science has confirmed it!

Enjoy this video... slowly! 

Comment on this article