We have grown up hearing too many of the dos and don'ts when it comes to food. If you are also curious about them being facts or just myths, look at the following Myths Vs Facts.


  1. Myth: Eating at night causes weight gain.

Fact: You gain weight if you are in a calorie surplus. In simple words, if you eat more calories than you burn, then you will gain weight. The time of the day is not concerned with your weight.


  1.  Myth: Spicy foods cause ulcer

Fact: Helicobacter pylori causes ulcersSometimes medications or excessive acid in the stomach may also cause this disease. But when it comes to ulcers and spicy food, the spice only exacerbates what is already there. 


  1. Myth: Gluten-free foods are better for you.

Fact: If you are gluten intolerant, consuming it is bad for you. However, the rest of us can benefit from all the nutrients and fibre from Wheat, Barley, or other gluten food. 


  1. Myth: Stay away from milk if you have a cold.

Fact: You need not avoid dairy products unless you are lactose intolerant. Consuming liquids is an essential part of recovery. 


  1. Myth: Fat makes you fat.

Fact: People often cut out fat from their diet to lose weight. However, doing so is not healthy, and fats are an essential portion of the diet. They have a little more calories but adding them in moderation always works. 


  1. Myth: Egg yolks are bad for you.

Fact: No, they are not. Eat the yolk! One yolk contains half of your day's choline requirement. It is an essential nutrient for the brain. They are very filling, which ultimately keeps you from overeating. 


  1. Myth: It takes seven years to digest gum.

Fact: How many of you terrify swallowing gum? Well, gum does not stick to your intestines! Your body digests gum like any other food. (Thank God!)


  1. Myth: White chocolate is chocolate.

Fact: This one got me! Chocolate must have at least 20% of cocoa fat, and white chocolate certainly does not meet that criterion. It's made with sugar, milk products, vanilla, cocoa butter, and lecithin but doesn't have chocolate solids. (whoa!)


  1. Myth: Food past its use-by date is expired.

Fact: Manufacturers have "use by" dates that recommend you use the product by a specific date to ensure the best flavour. How many food items have you thrown out thinking it's expired? Well, you could have used that. The exceptions to this rule are infant formula and baby foods, which you must consume by the food date.