We are used to be told by people how to be healthy and actually there re a lot of misconceptions regarding the right way of being healthy, especially for food! Here are the food myths that you believe are wrong!
1. Vitamin C can keep you from catching a cold.
A lot of people saying that by taking vitamin C, you can ward off colds. Well, actually it is being researched that vitamin C does not prevent cold, except marathoners, skiers, and soldiers on sub-Arctic exercises.
2. Eating Late at Night Leads to Weight Gain
This is a very popular myth. A lot of people said that don’t eat after 8 p.m but nutritionists say that it does not matter when you consume them because calories cannot tell time! So, don’t worry that much~
3. All Preservatives Are Bad for Your Health
Preservatives are added to food in order to extend its shelf life and prevent bacterial growth. So, there is a lot of misconception that some preservatives can lead to bad health. There are certain people who are sensitive to preservatives, however, as long as the amount of the preservatives being used is not excessive, it is totally fine!
4. Microwaving Your Food Reduces Its Nutritional Value
A lot of people are skeptical that cooking using microwaves to cook healthy meals. Well, here we debunked the claim. You can use a microwave to steam your food, you’ll retain more vitamins and minerals than with almost any other cooking method. Healthy, right?
5. Avoid eggs because of their cholesterol content.
People said that eggs have a high level of cholesterol but in the newest research, it is being proven that it is not. The egg actually has a lot of nutrients, including zinc and iron, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin D, and the brain-boosting chemical choline. Much healthier than you would think!
6. The fewer carbs, the healthier you are.
When losing weight, people are told to stay away from carbs but the thing is you have to pick the right carbohydrates for your body. Carbohydrates like whole grains is more important to your well-being because it’s been proven that people who eat whole grains have 20 to 30% less heart disease.
7.if you skip breakfast you will put on weight
Breakfast is said to be a key to make your day better because it gives us energy, improves concentration and mood but there is no evidence to support the claim that skipping meals makes you put on weight or adversely reduces your resting metabolic rate. But if you want to lose weight, fasting for longer than 12 hours can reduce insulin levels and help some people lose weight. So, pick which one that will help you~
8. Reduce the salt intake to stay healthy
There are a lot of people saying that taking too much salt can make you have blood pressure, strokes, and heart disease. But, the studies give the opposite answer. Salt reduction has not found any reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death. Not only that but patients with diabetes on low-salt diets were consistently dying earlier.
9. Raw carrots are much better? I don’t think so.
Raw carrot or raw vegetables has been said to be much more nutritious but actually cooking actually increases the carrots’ nutritional value. This is because the process of breaking down the tough cellular walls that encase the beta-carotene makes it healthier.
10.Adopt a vegan diet to stay healthy
People said that vegan is a much healthier choice. But actually, there is a lot of vegan food that is not healthy and contains up to 40 artificial ingredients to imitate the non-vegan choice of food. Not only that children who led veganism are often smaller and have low levels of nutrients such as riboflavin and B12. These deficiencies that they have will eventually lead to high-profile deaths.
Now, let’s get healthy by forget these food myths first!