10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

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How That Creamy Chocolate Is Made

How That Creamy Chocolate Is Made

Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans. Learn the steps from tree to table as cocoa beans become sumptuous chocolate.

Author's Note: 10 Complete Falsehoods about Food

Before researching this article, I was one of the many who believed a number of food falsehoods -- eight glasses of water a day, no eating at midnight -- were reality. In fact, some of them have been part of my daily ritual for years. I'm not entirely sure I'll stop counting how many ounces of water I sip each day or that I'll stop relying on olive oil to be the better cooking choice, but the research I've uncovered has definitely changed my perspective. And every time I add pale-colored vegetables to my plate, I'll probably give myself a little nod, knowing they're just as good (sometimes better) for me than their brightly colored cousins.

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