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Remember learning about the food pyramid in health class? As it turns out, it was based on a lot of misinformation about nutrition. The Atlantic explores the source of some of the lasting myths about healthy foods and fitness and the new science shaping health class today.

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These 3 food myths could be hurting your health, according to a Stanford nutrition professor - Fortune

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Bone broth is the ultimate soup du jour! Lemon water can help you detoxify and lose weight! Herbal teas help rid our bodies of toxins naturally! There's no shortage of exaggerated health claims and healthy eating advice on the internet. But can any of these health claims be believed or should they all be taken with a grain of salt?

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