People don't like to think; they like to be told what to believe. It was in a book, a real, printed book, so surely it's correct! You can't just print anything. Heaven forbid anyone should actually take the ten seconds to plug the foods into a nutrition program. That person who told 'em that was probably wearing a lab coat, too. If you can't believe someone in a lab coat, whom can you believe?
I am: Old enough to know better (and to care). Mother to girls. Way too serious about a number of things. Chronic producer of tl;dr posts.