3 Health And Nutrition Myths Debunked
- Nov 16, 2016
Gluten-free the only way to live, low-carb high-fibre diet can help you loose weight in 7 days, stay off carbs and you will loose weight in 10 days, drink all the water you can these are just some things you will find on the internet, surely there are hundreds if not thousands of claims around the internet and surprisingly people believe in them with a blink of an eyelid.
Here are 5 health and nutrition myths that you should reconsider believing in.
Myth: You can consume as much healthy fat as you want
The thing is consumption of fat in moderation is necessary and is an important part of any balanced and healthy diet. Fat in general is a concentrated source of calories, but it is not necessary to completely eliminate fat from your diet. Olive oil is packed with monounsaturated fat and is better for your heart, when compared to butter that tends to clog your arteries. But, they both have the same amount of calories (100-120) per tablespoon. Some studies suggest that most fats have almost the same amount of calories.
Myth: Carbs make you fat, don’t eat them!
Carbs get cut from most new health fads that speak about giving you a super fit and sculpted look in one week or two weeks. Everyone makes carbs look like Satan, but in reality your body does need carbs to function efficiently. It’s all about striking a balance and consuming calories smartly so that you can burn them. For carbs to make you fat, they would need to work in tandem with a poor diet and no exercise, which makes these two reasons blamable too.
Myth: Fresh is always better.Unless you live right next to a farm, this isn't possible. Most food that comes to the city would have traveled quite a bit to get there. From the time the fruit or vegetable is plucked from the ground, it starts to loose vitamins and minerals and starts to decay almost instantaneously. Not just this, sometimes this produce is stored in a huge cold storage room for a bit until it comes on shelves to get picked. It is already quite late, so fresh is not always better! In some cases frozen food is better than fresh food as it gets frozen as soon as it is picked, so it has a better chance of retaining most of the nutrients.