The beginning of the year is when most of us attempt to be at our healthiest best (for obvious reasons). And this means we're constantly on the Internet, trying to find diet plans, recipes, etc. But not everything you read on the web should be believed. While most of the stuff we read is legit, some of it has no scientific backing. So, before you go full swing with your ‘new year, new you' life and diet plan, here are five healthy eating myths that you should know the truth about.
Going gluten-free is the way to be
Unless you're gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease (which is a serious autoimmune disease, where consuming gluten leads to damage in one's small intestine), giving up gluten is not going to do you any specific good. It is not going to make you any healthier, nor is it going to make any significant difference to your waist-size. Plus, certain gluten-free products can actually be bad for you, if not made with the correct ingredients.