In this day and age of fad diets and miracle medications to lose weight, there is a lot of misinformation circulating concerning nutrition. Unfortunately, many people believe everything they read online. This article aims to dispel the greatest lies and misconceptions, but it is only the tip of the iceberg.
- Eggs are Unhealthy
Recent studies disprove the myth that a high cholesterol diet raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. Eggs actually increase the “good” cholesterols that are NOT responsible for an increased risk of heart disease. They are one of the most nutritious foods with many nutrients and antioxidants to protect eyes.
- Importance of Grains
Grains have very few nutrients compared to other foods and contain phytic acid which actively binds minerals in the intestine, preventing absorption. Many people are also sensitive to gluten present in wheat, resulting in many painful symptoms, damage to the lining of the intestine, and has been associated with serious neurological disorders.
- Saturated Fat is Bad
This myth is based on political motives and flawed studies, which have been recently overturned. The results indicate there is no association between heart disease and saturated fat. It actually increases the level of HDL, good cholesterol, and transforms LDL, the bad cholesterol, from a dense to a benign form, which is less harmful.
- Low-Fat Foods are Good
Food manufacturers replace fat with additives that have no calories, but are very unhealthy. These foods are highly processed and sugar, artificial sweeteners, or high fructose corn syrup are added for taste.
- Eat Several Small Meals
This myth has been refuted by many studies. Increased frequency has also been linked to colon cancer. It is not natural for the body to be constantly fed and fasts can actually be beneficial.
- Low-Carb Diets are Dangerous
These diets are proven to reduce body fat, lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, increase HDL, and are easier to maintain. They are an effective way to reverse metabolic disease and lose weight.
The basics of nutrition are still the same if you want to keep your body healthy. Eat more natural foods and exercise. There is no quick way to reach health without eating healthy.