There are few topics as emotionally driven as food choices. For most of us, our dietary choices are guided mostly by our taste preferences, familiarity (think comfort foods), and convenience. In fact, much of what passes as nutritional science in the popular media is incorrect or overstated. As a result, there are often widely held misconceptions and untruths about what is a "healthy food."
A classic example is soy-based food products. Several ago, Robert Greene, MD wrote a column to debunk the popular (and inaccurate) belief that some of the hormone called phytoestrogens, in these...Read More