7 HEALTHY EATING MYTHS THAT AREN'T TRUE

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Butter Myth: Butter is not heart-healthy; raises both good and bad cholesterol. Limit intake, choose alternatives like avocado or olive oil.

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Coconut Oil Myth: Despite being labeled a superfood, coconut oil is not heart-healthy. Contains 92% saturated fat; use sparingly, opt for olive oil.

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Sugar Myth: No direct evidence of sugar causing heart disease. High added sugar linked to weight gain; limit junk foods and sugary drinks.

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Omega-6 Myth: Omega-6 fats are essential and not linked to inflammation. Include nuts and seeds in a heart-healthy diet.

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Himalayan Salt Myth: Trace minerals in pink salt are minimal; excessive salt, regardless of type, can lead to high blood pressure. Limit intake for heart health.

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Olive Oil Myth: Olive oil is suitable for medium-temperature frying; high oleic oils better for deep frying. It is a healthy choice in moderation.

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Dark Chocolate & Red Wine Myth: Antioxidants in red wine not proven to prevent heart disease. Dark chocolate's polyphenols vary; raw cocoa is a better source.