You can find healthy eating food advice on every corner. That does not mean it is good advice. Nutrition research might be confusing, and it is always changing. Also, no wonder the nutrition tips or suggestion you get from your friend are unsound. Best scenario, is following bad advice, means you are unnecessarily avoid your favorite foods. Worst-case, you end up choosing the unhealthier food option all while you are making a better choice.
The eight myths about healthy eating that especially need to die.
Myth #1: Egg Yolks are bad for you
Dietary cholesterol has been wrongly accused of raising blood cholesterol levels for years. It’s clear that saturated fats and trans fat are influential in raising blood cholesterol levels. And while eggs the yolks include are high in cholesterol, they are relatively low in saturated fats. The whole egg can be a part of a healthy diet in most people, it do not significantly impact cholesterol levels or heart disease risk.
Myth #2: Coffee is Dehydrating
Yes, coffee is diuretic, but it is an extremely mild one. It also has lots of water in it and therefore actually counts towards your daily fluid intake. The amount it would take to dehydrate you is more than anyone should be consuming in a day. If you will have 2-3 cups daily, your fluid level will be completely fine.
Myth #3: Natural sugar is different from added sugar
Sugar is sugar. The sugar is an apple is the same as the sugar you spoon into the coffee cup. There can be a difference in how our bodies break down the sugar when it combined with other nutrients like fiber and protein. Sugar in a whole fruit comes with fiber and helps to slow digestion and prevent blood sugar spikes. That is better than sugar that comes void of other nutrients.
Myth #4: Organic Food is automatically healthy
The organic word comes with a big health halo around it, like everything with a label is automatically good for you. The truth is organic snacks are still snacks. Eating them in excess is not suddenly OK because they meet the requirements for an organic label. When it comes to producing choosing organic versions of the dirty dozen the food that typically have the highest amount of pesticides on them is a good way to cut back on chemical exposure.
Myth#5: Margarine is automatically better than better
Margarine become popular in the fat is a bad era, but many actually contain trans fat, which is worse for you than natural occurring saturated fat in butter. The butter ingredient list is short and sweet and it does not contain extra ingredients to make up for lack of taste. Not all fake butter is bad, but you have to be cautious about what you are buying. Try for ones with olive oil to get a good dose of healthy plant-based fat.
Myth #6: Salads are always good options in the menu
You might think that choosing a salad is safe. But all the add-ons piled on the top of lettuce can make the sugar, fat, and calorie count just high as the mouthwatering burger you are trying to resist. Watch out for tricky salad toppings that add up quickly: cream, bottled dressing, cheese, bacon, dried fruits, etc. Other ingredients like avocado and nuts, are healthy in small amounts but are usually served in a too large portion. The oil helps you to absorb all the fat-soluble nutrients you are eating, and keep you away from calorie creamy dressing.
Myth #7: Low-Fat versions are better than originals
If you are still buying low-fat varieties of naturally fatty food, you are doing yourself a disservice. Fat is necessary for a healthy diet. You always need to add fat to your diet. Any extra calories which you eat that your body can’t use can be converted into body fat, not just dietary fat. Fat is more densely caloric, which is both a blessing and a curse. As, fat is so rich in calories, it is also very satisfying. This is good as you need to know your portion sizes. When food is removed from food, it is usually replaced by sugar or salt, so it is important to read the ingredient before choosing the adulterated version.
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Myth #8: Everyone will benefit from giving up gluten
Eating gluten-free is not necessarily healthier if you do not have celiac disease. It is important to note that not all gluten-free foods are created equally, or healthfully. Gluten-free bread and baked good may still use poor nutrient, refined flours. They can also be high in sugar. If the wheat product does not make you feel crummy, swearing them off is not going to make you a healthier person.
These are some of the myths which you have to stop believing in.