A survey conducted by Love Fresh Berries proved that a significant amount of British people still believes in certain food myths. For the survey, 2,000 adults participated and the results are outstanding.
Of the 2,000 survey participants, the results are the following:
- 33.33% says that celery doesn’t give you enough calories
- 50% doesn’t bother learning the nutritional information of their food
- 25% decides the food they eat based on what they see on social media
- 20% is convinced that juicing fruits have the same nutritional content as eating it whole
- 32% believes that organic fruits are a better source of nutrition that non-organic fruits
Ages ago, these food myths were born. Now that information is easily accessible to reputable sources, it is high time to update such false beliefs for the benefit of the majority.
5 Food Myths British Still Believe In
- The best natural source of Vitamin C are oranges
Oranges are the most obvious choice of citrus fruit. Actually, strawberries contain more Vitamin C than oranges (57mg/100mg > 42mg/100mg). Eating seven strawberries daily is enough for the immune system to function normally.
- Organic is the best option
It isn’t necessarily correct. Organic produce has different nutritional components compared to non-organic produce. Check the nutritional value of an organic produce to its non-organic counterpart.
- Carrots help you see in the dark
There is no kind of food that can aid your vision in the dark! However, carrots have Vitamin A which helps in having a good eyesight.
- Fruits juices are as healthy as eating it whole.
This is false. When you juice a fruit, you strip it off with some fiber and nutritional components that a whole fruit has.
- Dried fruits are as nutritious as fresh fruits
The amount of Vitamin C and other heat-sensitive nutritional components are lessened due to the exposure in the heat; hence, fresh fruits are more nutritious.