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Food Myths

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Apple sauce served with greasy food absorbs excess grease.

Avoid salt when trying to lose weight.

Beets make the blood rich.

Black coffee is "stronger" than coffee with milk or cream.

Bread and potatoes are fattening.

Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs.

Butter is rich in protein.

Citrus fruits and tomatoes make the blood acid.

Diets high in red meats cause high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Eating big meals late in the day puts on more weight than eating heavily earlier in the day.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Fish is a brain food.

Gelatine desserts are low in calories.

Grapefruit, cottage cheese, yoghurt, lemon juice and protein bread have positive powers to take off weight.

Hard-boiled eggs are hard to digest.

Honey is less fattening than sugar.

Ice cream or milk shouldn"t be taken at the same meal as shell-fish.

Lemons make the blood rich.

Sour cream is less fattening than sweet cream.

Sugar in the diet causes diabetes.

Sweets cause adolescent acne.

Thunderstorms curdle milk.

Toasting bread reduces its calorie content.

Veal is less nutritious than more mature beef.

White eggs are more nutritious than brown eggs.

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