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14 of the biggest myths about nutrition and dieting, debunked

INSIDER Logo By Joanna Fantozzi,Caroline Praderio of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 15: 
  Many things we consider healthy, are, in fact, bad for us.
  
  Activated charcoal can deplete your system of good nutrients
  your body needs.
  
  Many artificial sweeteners are highly processed chemicals.
  
  Scientists agree that the entire concept of
    "detoxing" is pure bunk.
  
  
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  Juice cleanses. Low-carb diets. Superfoods. 
  Nutrition myths masquerading as health or medical advice are
  everywhere.

  It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that there's "one
  crazy trick" that will completely detox your system, help you
  lose weight, or
  lower your cholesterol - but you should resist.

  INSIDER talked to nutrition pros who helped us debunk common
  nutrition myths that can harm, rather than help, your health.

Juice cleanses. Low-carb diets. Superfoods. Nutrition myths masquerading as health or medical advice are everywhere.

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that there's "one crazy trick" that will completely detox your system, help you lose weight, or lower your cholesterol - but you should resist.

INSIDER talked to nutrition pros who helped us debunk common nutrition myths that can harm, rather than help, your health.

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