How many people actually know what an Omega-3 fatty acid is? How about antioxidants?
Advertisements just say one or the other about a certain food and people flock to it. I can bet you less than half actually know what they are. They just say it’s good for you. Do they actually know? No.
This extends to a bunch of stuff moms tell us but they have no real idea what they’re talking about. I think the funniest example of this was when I was in Hong Kong and things from fish bladders to “birds nest” (aka bird SALIVA) were claimed to improve the skin in their society obsessed with maintaining a youthful look (at least among women).
We’re such sheep.