12 Toxic Lies the Food Industry Keeps Telling You in 2021
#5. All whole-grain foods are healthy
Recently, more and more people have become aware of the health benefits of whole grains. These unprocessed cereals are loaded with nutrients. Multiple studies have proven that consuming foods made with whole grains can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
According to the Whole Grains Council, a product can be labeled as ‘whole grain’ if it has 51% whole grain or more. This means that the other 49% of the ingredients used can be refined grains or other unhealthy, heavily processed substances.
This is one of the few lies on our list so many people believe. In fact, this 2011 study concluded that most parents believe that a product labeled as ‘whole grain’ is much healthier than alternatives. What’s worse, these foods usually contain more sodium or sugar than their whole grain-free competitors.