Debunking 5 Common Nutritional Myths read
Feb 15 2021824 Views
‘Eat healthy, stay fit’
The saying has survived longer than many others and it is still as much effective. Every day a myriad of articles are produced that are creating and recreating, emphasizing and re-emphasizing nutritional myths. But there is a thin line separating the health ‘conscious’ from the health ‘freak’. And that is, appropriate knowledge and information on food items like what are foods for strong bones, heart healthy foods, what low calorie snacks constitute, etc.
Read on to savor our recipe of truth that roasts some common nutritional myths off.
Myth #1: FAD DIETS ARE BEST TO LOSE WEIGHT
To go on a diet has become a fashion statement nowadays. A fad diet is popularized as the best diet plan for weight loss focusing only on particular foods in restricted quantities. It is said that a fad diet will help you lose and regain weight quickly. But in reality, the diet is just a fad as the name suggests.
Experts opine that only realistic meal plans and mindful eating can keep your weight on check, rather than strict dieting. Healthy eating connotes the right balance of nutrient-rich diet with fat, proteins, and carbohydrates for a fit and healthy body.
Myth #2: BREAD AND ALL KINDS OF CARBS ARE BAD FOR HEALTH
Media has portrayed carbohydrates as a sin for your health. However, not all carbs are bad. The truth is, there are some ‘good carbs’ and some ‘bad carbs’, and you merely have to choose the right kind, and not skip it all. Instead of French fries, opt for roasted vegetables for your sider. It is as simple as that.
Myth #3: EGG YOLK IS BAD FOR YOU
Eggs are a versatile source of multiple vitamins and minerals. The reason they are criticized is due to the cholesterol content they carry. However, eating foods with high cholesterol may not necessarily translate into higher blood cholesterol for your body. Eggs are a rich source of various nutrients and need not blindly be considered a threat to one’s overall health.
Myth #4: MULTI-GRAIN AND WHOLE WHEAT BREADS ARE BETTER THAN WHITE BREAD
‘Multi-grain’ is one of the biggest buzzwords in the world of healthy food and balanced diets. Most of us tend to pick whole wheat bread over white bread at supermarkets. However, the truth is that white bread and whole wheat bread may not be that different. Both of them contain similar quantities of calories, gluten and proteins.
Myth #5: DIET SODAS WILL KEEP YOU SLIM
Next time you order diet soda instead of a regular soda, notice your late-night hunger pangs later on. It is an established fact that diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners which lead to crazy food urges later. According to a research by American Journal of Public Health, people who drink diet sodas were more obese than people drinking regular sodas. Surprising, isn’t it?
As health concerns are growing by the day, you will find every MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANY focusing on healthy eating by way of healthy diet, and wellbeing of individuals. Companies are now stressing on good food habits and better overall health.
Stay healthy, stay happy.
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