7 myths on health and food social media wants us to believe

1. Detox diets cleanse your body: The liver and kidneys naturally detoxify the body. Extreme diets can be harmful rather than helpful.

1. Gluten-free is always healthier: Unless you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, going gluten-free may deprive you of essential nutrients.

1. Superfoods can prevent diseases: While nutrient-rich foods are beneficial, labeling some as "superfoods" oversimplifies nutrition and may lead to an unbalanced diet.

1. Organic food is always better: Organic food is not necessarily more nutritious, and pesticide levels in non-organic food are typically well within safe limits.

1. Carbs are the enemy: Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy; however, the focus should be on complex carbs found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

1. Carbs are the enemy: Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy; however, the focus should be on complex carbs found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

1. All fats are bad: While trans fats should be limited, healthy fats, such as those found in avocados and nuts, are essential for overall health and well-being.