7 Food Lies Everyone Accepts as Fact

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Food myths are everywhere! For some reason, it's difficult to convince people that certain accepted ideas like "coffee will stunt your growth" or "sugar makes you hyper" just aren't true, but let us try.

Coffee can certainly energize you, but many people worry that coffee will stunt their growth. While coffee can cause certain health problems, it will not actually stop you from growing.

Parents often dread the sugar high their kids might experience after a big slice of birthday cake. However, a comprehensive study found that sugar doesn't actually affect the behavior of children. Consuming too much sugar doesn't directly lead to diabetes either. Eating too much sugar can cause weight gain, which can lead to diabetes.

When you feel a cold coming on, it seems wise to have an extra glass of orange juice, but it turns out that vitamin C doesn't prevent a cold unless you're a skier or marathoner, oddly enough. Speaking of vitamin C, oranges don't have as much vitamin C as you think. Peppers, broccoli and strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges do. It's hard to convince people otherwise though.

These aren't the only food lies that everyone accepts as fact. Watch the video above to learn the truth about multigrain flour, celery and more.

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