By M. W. Byrne

9 Foods That Aren’t Actually Bad For You

So we combed through the pseudo-science to find out the truth about the things we eat. The results: Shocking!

Carbs

The trick is to hit complex carbs with a lot of whole grains. That means avoid the white flours, since those are little more than sugar pressed into bread form. 

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Gluten

In fact, only about 1% of all people have celiac disease, which is what causes gluten intolerance. People without the illness show negligible effects from eating gluten.

2

Fat

It’s been pointed out that the sugar industry worked to get the world afraid of fat so we would ignore that it was actually sugar that was killing us. It worked, and to this day people shun fat.

3

GMOs

Studies conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that genetically modified foods – which have existed since the 80’s – are no more harmful to people than eating natural or organic crops.

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Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucralose

The FDA has looked into these claims and found them entirely spurious, though they do warn against the harmful side effects of actual sugar, which can include high blood pressure, increased agitation, insomnia, chronic exhaustion, weight gain, and can exacerbate mood disorders due to the sugar high and resultant crash.

5

Salt

The American Journal of Hypertension published the results of multiple studies which showed zero correlation between regular salt intake and strokes, heart attacks, hypertension, and death.

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Caffeine

The Mayo Clinic slapped down caffeine detractors by showing that there are no ill effects (outside of stained teeth) for most people who drink coffee, tea, or even energy drinks, so long as they keep their intake to about 400mg a day.

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