Myths about food we have been believing
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A healthy diet is the key of your health and well-being. Sometimes, you decide your diet according to the old mythsabout the food. This is a wrong practice. You must be aware of such myths and choose right food itemsand in your diet.
- Carbohydrates make you fat
Eating less starchy food reduces the overall calories intake in the diet, but limiting the carbohydrates completely from your diet is not a healthy habit. Carbohydrates are the main source of our energy. Missing food stuffs like Whole grains, fruits and vegetables reduce the nutrition of our diet. The empty calorie food stuffs must be avoided.
- Fruit is bad for you because it contains too much sugar
Yes, fruit does contains sugar but the sugar is fructose. It breaks down in liver, without affecting the level of insulin in body. Other than this, fruits contain fibre which is an essential nutrient for the body. Fruits are an important source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Thus, fruits are very healthy, if eaten in an adequate amount. Always remember to have fresh fruits.
- Health bars are better than chocolate
There are various products such as proteins, yogurt and energy products, which have a high nutrient value and contains high kilojoules too. Thus, always preferring health bars is not a wise choice. The chocolates to be consumed must contain dry fruits and nuts.
- Full fat dairy products are high in calories
It is believed that full fat dairy products have high calories and lead to heart diseases and obesity. But, certain studies have proved that it’s just a myth. The fatty components of the dairy products are very beneficial for the health and choosing low fat is a very bad idea instead.
- Sugar is only bad because it provides empty calories
Every food item in excess has its own disadvantages. Sugar helps to maintain the metabolism of the active people in consumed in small amounts.
- Potatoes are unhealthy
When it comes to vegetables, potato is always our first choice. It is believed that potato leads to obesity. But, on the other hand, potatoes are a high source of energy too. When prepared the right way, they are a rich source of fibre and potassium. They must always be consumed with rich green vegetables to maintain proper insulin level in the body.
- As long as it’s healthy, you can eat as much as you want
There are various food items such as olive oil, nuts, etc. which have high nutrient value. You must remember that these products also contain high kilojoules. Thus, it is always good to have control on what you eat. If you are healthy, it doesn’t mean that these food stuffs can be taken in excessively. It may lead to obesity.
Thus, you must remember the following myths and have a healthy diet.
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