Food myths


There are lots of these and the LA times has gone through and reviewed the science behind them. It’s pretty fascinating.

So, in summary

If you’re feeling cranky, drink water.
True

What you eat for lunch causes that 3 o’clock slump.
False

Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish help depression.
True

Turkey makes you sleepy
False

Chocolate brings good feelings.
False (almost)

Sugar takes the edge off pain.
True (maybe)

Carbohydrate snacks make you feel calmer and happier.
False

Coffee improves energy and mental performance.
True

Sugar makes kids hyperactive.
False

Read the excellent story here