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iVillage: 10 Healthy Eating Myths That Could Be Ruining Your Diet

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Myth: Two-Percent Milk Is Much Lower In Fat than Whole

Truth: The labeling of milk makes this one a common mistake. While 2% milk sounds like it would be much lower in fat than whole milk, in reality whole milk contains roughly 3 percent fat, not much of a difference. “A low-fat food is defined by having 3 grams of fat or less per serving and 2% milk has 4.9 grams of fat per serving,” says registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of "The Small Change Diet". She recommends opting for nonfat milk.

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