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For years, the US federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of tens of thousands of people. But unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low sodium” and “low salt”, this longstanding warning has come under assault by scientists who say that typical American salt consumption is without risk.
Almost every Western home has a microwave oven. The convenience they offer is undeniable. But despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and their excellent safety record, some people have lingering doubts that cooking food with microwaves somehow makes food less healthy by zapping away nutrients. Does cooking with microwaves do that?
When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary , he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the added chemicals and preservatives in junk foods. But could there be another explanation?
As a result of the emotive language often used in conjunction with “chemicals”, a series of myths have emerged. Myths thatand the are debunking with the publication of . Here are five of the worst offenders.
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