Becoming healthy involves making sure your foods have good nutritional value. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about food that are not true. When it comes to nutrition, you need to learn what the truth is and what a myth is. Here are eight of the most common myths about nutrition.
Myth 1: Eating Eggs Can Be Bad For Your Heart.
Most people have heard that they should stay clear of eating whole eggs, because one egg yolk has 450mg. That is 150mg over the daily recommended dose of cholesterol. Therefore, you should never eat yolk.
This is a faulty conclusion. The main fault in this reasoning is the fact that there are different types of cholesterol. Egg yolk is dietary cholesterol (good) and not blood level cholesterol (bad). Bad cholesterol is what increases your risk of heart attacks.
Eating an egg yolk is actually beneficial to your health. The yolks contain carotenoids. These carotenoids help promote eye health. Egg yolks are also full of B-vitamin complex choline, which is great for reducing inflammation and promote neurological function. Eggs are also a great protein source, and they can help you feel fill fuller longer. This myth should be lost in your memory. So tomorrow, wake up and start your day with an egg.
Myth 2: All natural foods like Honey is good for you.
Are you switching to honey, because granulated sugar is bad for you? Honey does have vitamin B 6, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid, but the sad truth is honey is a sugar. Honey is made of 55& fructose. If you consume a lot of fructose, you can have health problems such as heart disease, liver disease and obesity. You can add honey to your diet, but you should never treat it as a healthy food. If you do, it might cause your health.
Myth 3: Never Eat Fat from Beef
Most people think that all red meat is bad for you. That is not the case at all. Lean protein meats are the best for you. They are not saturated with fat, and they provide the protein your body needs to function properly.
When you decide to forgo your belief of this myth, pick grass-fed or organic red meats. The CLA in these meats aids your body in the burning of fat. It also lowers your blood pressure and your risk of cancer. You will also be preventing type 2 diabetes, because lean protein regulates your blood sugar level. If you have any inflammation, it will be reduced. Other benefits include improving your body's overall composition and combating osteoporosis.
Myth 4: High Protein Intake is a No-No
Most non-gym people believe that a protein shake is dangerous to the bone calcium content. An extreme intake of protein may cause these problems. However, a reasonably higher protein intake will not be harmful to you. If you increase your protein intake, your will not undergo a bone turnover or calcium extraction. However, protein does dehydrates your body. You should make sure you have extra water in your body when you do increase your protein intake.
Myth 5: Detox Does Wonders for Your Body
Most people believe you should kick off a weight loss diet with a detox. Detoxes do expose you to healthy dose antioxidants. However, your metabolism can crash. This means that as soon as you are off your detox, you can gain weight. You will also be losing valuable muscle mass that is need to burn fat. If you want to cleanse your body, the best way to do it is to drink more water, cut back on the processed foods and eat healthy fruits and vegetables.
Myth 6: Gluten-Free Means Instant Weight Loss
The gluten-free wave has made people wary of gluten, but gluten is not bad for you. Therefore, eliminating gluten from your diet does not mean you will instantly lose weight.
The only way gluten will help you lose weight is if it means that you are stopping the consumption of processed foods and you are lowering your intake of foods with higher calories. If you do lose weight, your weight loss is mainly due to picking nutrient dense foods over junk food. It has little to do with the absence of gluten.
Myth 7: Eating More Often Boosts Your Metabolism
Most people think that if they need a spike of metabolism, they should eat more often for a boost. Your metabolism is directly related to the amount of calories you eat. If you eat more, you can burn more. It does not matter the frequency of your meals, but the actual content of them. You can eat five times a day and have the same metabolism as someone who eats the same amount of calories, but they eat in 3 hour increments. It is about the calories not the frequency.
Myth 8: Never Eat Carbohydrates with Fats
One of the biggest myths is that eating carbs with fats will make you fat. Most people think that if you combine the two in one meal, you are overloading on calories. All you have to do is make sure your calorie intake is not extreme, but there is no harm in eating a healthy fat with a carbohydrate. A healthy meal is composed of a healthy fat, complex carbs, and lean protein. IF you want to keep your energy level stable and get the most nutrition from your meals, you need to have these three items included.
If you get rid of these weight lost myths, you will be able to finally see a change on the scale. If you stick to these beliefs, you are doing more harm than good.