10 Nutrition Myths

We’re debunking common food myths about sugar, fat—even deep-fried food—and more so you can feel good about enjoying the foods you love.

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Myth: Organic foods are more nutritious than conventional.
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Myth 9: Organic foods are more nutritious than conventional.

If you buy organic because you believe that sustainable farming supports the health of the soil, the work of small farmers, or the well-being of livestock, that’s all good. And you may find it more tasty. However, it’s not accurate to also promote organic as inherently more nutritious. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provided the most comprehensive review of organic foods to date. Their conclusion: No significant nutritional difference exists between conventional and organic crops and livestock. A good radish by any other name is still a radish. There is, of course, still the issue of trace amounts of pesticides or herbicides—wash conventional produce carefully.

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