Food myths — some of them are crazy and you can’t believe people actually believe them.  Others, you may even be embarrassed to admit that you thought they were true. 

But in this story, they bust these 12 myths:

  • Eating sugar causes diabetes
  • Eating carbohydrates causes weight gain
  • Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are healthier than frozen or canned
  •  Most sodium in people’s diets is from salt added while cooking or at the table
  • Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs
  • Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar
  • A label that says 95 percent fat-free means only 5 percent of the calories come from fat
  • Honey is better than white sugar because it is natural
  • Certain foods like grapefruit, celery or cabbage soup can burn fat and make you lose weight
  • Consuming extra protein is necessary to build muscle mass
  • Diet sodas cause weight gain