24 Food And Cooking Myths

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Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it's time to stuff so much food into our pie holes that our veins will run brown with gravy. So, to celebrate, we're busting some food myths that have persisted far too long for a country with an obesity problem.

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MYTH8 TURKEY MAkeS YoU SLEEPY. FAGT8 IT'S THE BIG MEAL THAT DOES IT. Science-y types will claim that turkey makes you sleepy because it contains trypt

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MYTH8 WATCH OUT! THE ACID In COLA WILL MeLT YOUr STOMACH. FAGT8 THERE'S noT enOuGH ACID TO HARm you. Cola does contain small amounts of citric acid an

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MYTH: HEARD THAT DRINKING ice WATER AFTER A MeAL IS DAnGeRoUS? FAGT8 IT ABSOLUTELY ISN'T. The story goes like this: If you drink cold water after a me

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MYTH8 IF YoU CRAVE A FOOD, YOUR BODY PROBABLY needs i. KIPER FACT8 CRAVINGS HAVE More TO DO WITH STRESS. If you're craving a specific food, it probabl

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MYTHB LOBSTERS SCREAm WHEN you BOIL THEM! FAGT8 WHAT You HEAR IS ESCaping sTeAm. When you toSs a lobster into a pot of boiling water, steam builds up

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MYTHB RAW EGGS ARe EAsIeR TO DIGEST. FAGT8 THEY'RE ACTUALLY HARDERTC DIGEST. In 1998, researchers studied five adults with ileostomies (which is where

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MYTH8 DIETING? you SHOULD EAT CALORIE- BuRnING FOODS. do  ca 80 PO FAGT8 THERE'S no SUCH THING. So-called negative calorie foods tend to be some sor

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MYTHB BREAD GETS STALE BECAUSE I DRIES out. FAGT8 STALENESS comes FRom TOO MUCH MoISTURE. When bread gets too much moisture, the starches in the bread

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MYTHB A LITTLE OIL in YOUR BOILING WATER WILL KeeP PASTA FRom STICKING. FACT8 IT WON'T. IT WILL Just BLOCK THE SAUCE. When you add oil to pasta water,

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MYTH8 WHEN YoU EAT RICE, Be SUre TO EAT BeAns, TO BALANCE THE PROTEIN. FACT8 YOU'RE FINE WITH one OR THE OTHER. Experts used to preach protein comple

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MYTH8 FReSH PRODuCE IS HEALTHIER THAN cAnned OR FRozen. FAGT8 PRESERVED FOODS HAVE More nutrients. Unless you're harvesting your fruit and vegetables

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MYTH: BROwn EGGS ARE BETTER FOR you. FACT8 0DO ALL SHELL COLORS ARE EQuALLY HEALTHY. There's no difference in the nutritional value of eggs based on w

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MYTH: ATE So MucH you FEEL SICK? POP An ANTACID. FAGT8 ANTACIDS MAke YoU FEEL even FULLER. Eating causes your stomach to produce hydrochloric acid to

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MYTH8 ACCIDENTALLY used TOO MUCH SALT? ADD A POTATO! FAGT8 POTATOES AREN'T MAGICALSALT-SUCKERS. Potatoes added to overly salted soup will taste salty,

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MYTH8 EGGS ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEART. FAGT8 EAT YOUR EGGS. YOU'LL BE FINE. Studies show that most people can eat an egg a day without it affecting their

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MYTH8 DIETING? SKIn YOUR CHICKEN BEFORE YoU COOK IT. FAGT8 IT DoESN'T MatTeR WHEN YoU Remove THE SKin. Yes, you can reduce calories in chicken by skip

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MYTH COOKING? WATCH out FOR THAT SHARP KNIFe! SV152 AEZMLAST FACT8 IT'S THE DULL knives THAT ARE DAnGEROUS. A sharp knife will stay focused on its job

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MYTH: RAW FOOD IS HEALTHIER, BECAUSE COOKING DESTROYS enzymes. FAGT8 YOUR BODY DESTROYS THOSE enzymes ANYWAY. It turns out that when you eat raw veget

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MYTH: TWINKIES WILL LAST FOREVER, GUYS! NEVER DATE: IPIRATION FACT8 THEY ACTUALLY LAST ABOUT A MOnTH. The urban legend goes that Twinkies aren't made

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MYTH8 MARGARINE WAS invented TO FATTEN TURKEYS. FACT8 IT'S ALWAYS Been A BUTTER SUBsTITUTE. A widely circulated internet legend says that margarine wa

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24 Food And Cooking Myths

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MYTH8 MICROWave COOKING DESTROYS THE nurients in FOOD. 8 88:00 FACT8 ACTUALLY, IT PReSERVES THEM. Because microwave cooking often consists of less hea

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MYTH: ALWAYS COOK PORK UnTL I'S SWELL-DONE. FACT8 PORK IS MUCH SAFER THAN you THINK. The myth that undercooked pork is swimming with worms is left ove

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MYTH: TO KEEP YOUR MeAT MOIST, you need TO SEAR it. FAGT8 Searing DOESN'T LOCK in JUIceS Searing meat doesn't do a thing to keep juices inside. When

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