All around the world, there is a growing impetus on healthy eating. We’re constantly on the lookout for the next best thing in food. Fortunately, the internet is filled with unlimited information about nutrition and health. Unfortunately, most of it is unverified and inaccurate. This, coupled with a barrage of celebrity endorsements, differing expert opinions and daily new food fads is leading to public confusion and ultimately poor dietary choices. No wonder, so many of us love eating but dread shopping for food.

In this case, food science plays an important role in helping consumers make a more informed decision about the food they consume. While these nutritional myths will never go away, arming yourself with science can empower you to develop healthy eating habits.

Let’s start by busting the 4 widely believed myths related to food.