7 Food Myths

The truth about some foods...
  1. Eggs are bad for your heart. - Eggs have gotten an unfounded bad rap; the latest research shows that they don’t contribute to high cholesterol. Eggs do contain a substantial amount of cholesterol in their yolks about 211 (mg) per large egg but they contain no trans-fat. For most of us the cholesterol we eat in eggs or any other food doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol. The body simply compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol itself.
  2. Carbohydrates make you fat- There’s nothing inherently fattening about carbohydrates, it’s eating too many calories, that makes you fat. Loading up on sugary and refine carbohydrate-rich foods, such as white bread, pasta and cakes, can raise your risk of developing health problems like heart disease and diabetes. But if you cut out good-carb foods, such as whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables, you’re missing out on your body’s main source of fuel as well as vital nutrients and fibre. 
  3. Eating celery burns more calories than you take in.-It’s a food myth that celery has negative calories, but containing less than 10 calories per serving, celery can be a great snack.  
  4. It’s important to detox your body. - Your body has its own elegantly designed system for removing toxins—namely, the liver, kidneys and spleen. There isn’t any evidence that not eating or consuming only vegetables for a period makes them do this job any better. 
  5. Frozen, canned fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than fresh ones.  - Fresh fruit and veggies are more nutritious the moment they are picked. Days or weeks could pass between shipping, storage and refrigeration. While in the meantime, they lose nutrients. Freezing locks in nutritional value and in fact, frozen produce might have even more nutrients than out-of-season fresh veggies. Just make sure to check the ingredients list on a frozen package because some fruits and veggies will have sugar or added salt.
  6. You crave certain foods because you’re deficient in one of the nutrients they provide. -Not true. Cravings tend to occur when your diet is restricted or boring, or when you know that you can’t have something.
  7. Margarine has less calories then butter. - Butter and margarine have about the same amount of calories. Butter contains a lot of artery-clogging saturated fat, and margarine contains an unhealthy combination of saturated and trans fats, so the healthiest choice is to skip both and use liquid oils, such as olive, and canola oil, instead.
  8. Fat-free and low-fat foods are better than full-fat versions. - When it comes to meat and some dairy products, it’s generally true that the less fat, the better. But not so with packaged, processed foods. When manufacturers remove a certain ingredient (fat) from a certain food (biscuits), they need to compensate for the taste by adding other ingredients (sugar). Companies are constantly tinkering with the ratios of sugar, fat, salt while trying to sell their product as healthier than what is really is.                                                                                                                                                                                  
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Take control of your life, rock on! 

Until next month, Evie xx 

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