It's no secret that Americans are too fat. And it's well known that our risk of life-threatening diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes is higher than in many other parts of the world. But why?
One reason is that we buy into certain dangerous myths about food, says Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and adjunct associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine.
Keep reading to see Dr. Barnard's list of the 15 most dangerous food myths - and what you can do to eat a healthier diet.