With so much information on the net, it might be sometimes difficult to actually know what is really healthy and what isn’t.
Even qualified professionals misinform sometimes. Here are 5 myths you have to stop believing in.
1. Calories are calories no matter where they come from
Creating a calorie deficit is indeed the most important factor when you want to lose weight. It is not the only thing that really matters. This concept does not take into account the nutritional value of foods and can lead to choosing low-calorie foods over healthy foods.
2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
With the trend of intermittent fasting during which breakfast is either skipped or consumed later in the day, it has been proved that it improves blood sugar control and reduces inflammatory markers. This does not apply to children, teens or people with increased nutrient needs –pregnant women or people with health conditions.
3. Low-fat diet is healthy
Diet, low fat, fat-free and light products may not always be the healthiest choice. Many of these products contain more added sugar and salt than their regular counterparts. Instead, enjoy the real products in a smaller amount.
4. If it is blended, it is healthy
Not all smoothies and juices are healthy. While certain are indeed nutritious, most juices and smoothies sold at stores contain lots of sugar and calories, and when consumed in excess promote weight gain.
5. Carbs are bad
Just as fat is important for your health, eating carbs in a moderate amount is necessary. Some carbs –such as starchy root vegetables, grains, and legumes– are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
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