A few months ago we used this space to talk about some of the most common nutrition myths found on diet and fitness sites across the Internet. As noted at the time, we were merely touching the tip of the iceberg with the misconceptions we chose to focus on in that piece, so we’re going to continue busting even more myths for you right now.
At first glance, the average supermarket seems like a great place to find healthy, diet-friendly foods. After all, virtually every shelf is filled with low-fat, reduced sugar, and half-calorie alternatives to everything from milk and cheese to pizza, granola bars, and peanut butter. But a closer look at nutrition labels paints a much different picture than you might expect. Consider the following scenarios where ''healthy” might not actually mean healthy: