Americans are battling an obesity epidemic unparalleled in human history. More than one-third of us are obese, and we've handed the problem down to the next generation: Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
Making smart food choices is the best defense. But misconceptions persist about foods that are healthy—when they're not.
Click through to see which items don't live up to the hype.
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