Still to one glass a day to reap the benefits of red wine.Wasn't it mom who used to say, "Don't believe everything you read"? Once again, she was right. We set the record straight on common misconceptions about which foods are healthy for you and which aren't.
1. Fresh is always better than frozen.
Freshly-shelled peas have more vitamins than frozen ones, right? Not exactly. "Fresh" produce often travels far distances and sits on grocery shelves - also, heat, air, and water can cause it to lose nutrients along the way.
2. Sea salt has less sodium.
There are several varieties of salt available, but one isn't better for you. Pretty packaging and terms like "natural" can be deceptive. Gram for gram, sea salt contains as much sodium as table salt. However, because of its larger crystals, you may be inclined to use less of it.
3. Red wine is good for you.
Doctors agree that one glass of vino a day can be chock-full of health benefits, but there's a key word in that sentence -