Sometimes it seems as if we dare not put a mouthful of food near our lips for fear of cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
We live in an information age where you can Google almost any food item and find both good and bad comments about it. Take broccoli, for instance, says Consumer NZ food writer Belinda Castles. A few years ago there were even rumours floating about that broccoli was bad for you.
Here are some of the most popular food myths that you really don’t need to worry about: