10 must-know nutrition myths and facts

Nutrition Myth and Facts

listed before you, are 10 of the most common myths about nutrition that just hardly stops being spread.

The Salt Myth

To lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart strokes and attacks, restrict your salt intake.

Fact

  • salt intake has no effect on heart attacks or strokes 
  • salt can increase the blood pressure by an average of 1-5 mm

The Many Meals Myth:  Eating many small meals throughout the day “boosts” your metabolism.

Healthy Food Salad

Fact

Eating 2-3 meals per day, and eating more smaller meals have the exact same effect on the total calories burned.

The Egg Yolk Myth

The egg yolks are high In cholesterol, which can cause heart diseases.


Fact

  • Diet cholesterol usually has very little effect on blood cholesterol.
  • Eggs raise the “good” cholesterol ( LDL) and don’t raise any heart risks.

The Coffee Myth 

Coffee is unhealthy, and shouldn’t be drank.

Fact

  • Coffee has powerful health benefits, outranking both vegetables and fruits, as the biggest source of antioxidants.
  • Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of depression, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.

The Fats Myth: Eating fat makes you fat, to lose weight, you need to cut off fats.

Fact

  • Fat is very crucial to our living, carrying out more roles within us than we can think of.Eating a diet high in both fats and carbs can make you gain weight, however eating a diet high in fat and low in carbs can actually and ironically help you lose weight.
  • Eating a diet high in both fats and carbs can make you gain weight, however eating a diet high in fat and low in carbs can actually and ironically help you lose weight.

The Protein Myth

High protein raises risks of kidney diseases.

Fact

  • People who already have kidney diseases should cut back on protein.
  • High protein intake in healthy people is perfectly safe, and could even reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and lower the blood pressure ( which are in fact, 2 risks of kidney disease).

The Red Meat Myth

Red meat raises the risk of all sorts of diseases. Red meat is dangerous!

Quick grilled meat in a thermal bag

Fact

  • Mixing processed and unprocessed meat could increase disease risk.
  • Unprocessed meat has no effect on the heart or type 2 diabetes.
  • Red meat’s probability of causing cancer is insignificant in men, and nonexistent in women.

The Grains Myth

Grain products ( Pasta, Rice, Bread) should be avoided if you are trying to lose weight.

Fact:  Grains do not make you fat. Substituting whole grains could even help you feel “fuller”, making you lose weight.

The Shakes Myth

Protein shakes are best post-workout drinks.

orange whey protein shake

Fact: Green Tea has shown to be a better post- workout drink, as it helps you heal faster after an intense workout.

The Calories Myth

All calories are created equally.

Fact: 300 calories of chicken are not like 300 cookies. Our body uses and stories calories differently, and because desserts and sweet treats are mainly made of sugar, it will leave you hungry, and might make you gain weight if you consume excessive amounts.

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