By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine
More than 16,000 nutrition studies were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals in 2011. So it's no wonder our understanding of food and health is expanding and shifting. In fact, in the last 10 years, we've seen many new perspectives emerge (some former truths have now even become myths).
For EatingWell Magazine's July/August issue (our 10th anniversary!), we decided to look back some of the top nutrition revelations of the past decade, as reported by Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.
1. True or False: A calorie is just a calorie.
False. You've heard it a million times: to stay weight-stable, calories in must equal calories out. (Find out how many calories you really should be eating here.) Now we're learning that may not always be the case. In a 2010 Food & Nutrition Research study, researchers asked volunteers to eat either a sandwich