MYTHS AND FACTS

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MYTH 1: EGG YOLKS ARE BAD FOR YOU. THEY SHOOT UP YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVEL

 

Fact: Media has done one good job of scaring you away from perfectly healthy foods. Eggs have been demonized because their yolks, which are chock-full of nutrients, contain high levels of cholesterol. To be more Precise, in clinical trials, no association was found between eggs and cardiovascular disease, except maybe in some people with specific pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hyperglycemia.

 

Truth:Eggs are a great source of protein, fats,biotin and other nutrients. Their association with high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has been severely overblown.

 

MYTH 2: SKIPPING BREAKFAST IS A SIN

 

Fact: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day is something we have all heard before from parents, health bloggers, doctors, and ad campaigns. But the health advantage of consuming a regular breakfast has been overhyped. Another popular claim is that skipping breakfast can crash your metabolism. But studies in both lean and overweight individuals have shown that skipping breakfast does not inherently slow your resting metabolic rate (RMR).

 

Truth:You dont need to eat breakfast to be healthy or lose weight. You should base your breakfast consumption on your preferences and personal goals. Feel free to experiment to see if you want to make skipping breakfast a habit.

 

MYTH 3: IF YOU ARE CRAVING CERTAIN FOOD, ITS BECAUSE YOUR BODY NEEDS THE NUTRIENTS THEY PROVIDE

 

Fact: If this were true most people would be craving Fruits and Vegetables, your best source of nutrients, vitamins and Minerals. When you have a craving, ask yourself what could be contributing to cravings. It can be biological which involves shifting or surging hormones, a sensory temptation after you watch a TV Commercial etc. When you are craving something sinful, select a healthy meal first and if you still remain hungry then have a piece of cake and move on.

 

Truth:We all have cravings for different kinds of reasons. If you focus on those good-for-you foods first, a little junk every now and then wont hurt.Portion control is vital.

 

MYTH 4:TO LOSE WEIGHT, YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP ALL YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS

 

Fact: You dont have to give up all your favorite foods when youre trying to lose weight. Small amounts of your favorite high-calorie foods may be part of your weight-loss plan. Just remember to keep track of the total calories you take in.

 

Truth:To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in through food and beverages.

 

MYTH 5: ALL FATS ARE BAD FOR YOU

 

Fact: Eat fat, gain fat, right? For many decades, the traditional way to lose weight has been to subject oneself to a low-fat diet. Far from being healthy, shunning all fat from your diet can be dangerous, since your body needs to consume at least some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. At the end of the day, trans fat is the only kind of fat that has been shown to be categorically detrimental to health a little wont kill you, but avoid it when you can.

Truth:If you stay in a caloric surplus, a low-fat diet wont make you lose weight. You need some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and saturated fat wont give you a heart attack (but too much trans-fat may).

 

MYTH 6: IT IS BEST TO EAT MANY, SMALL MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO IMPROVE METABOLISM

 

Fact: It is often claimed that people should eat many, small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high. But the studies clearly disagree with this. Eating 2-3 meals per day has the exact same effect on total calories burned as eating 5-6 (or more) smaller meals. Eating frequently may have benefits for some people (like preventing excessive hunger), but it is incorrect that this affects the number of calories we burn. There are even studies showing that eating too often can be harmful especially for individuals with insulin resistance.

Truth: It is not true that eating many, smaller meals leads to an increase in the number of calories burned throughout the day. Frequent meals may even increase the accumulation of unhealthy belly and liver fat.

 

MYTH 7: ALL CALORIES ARE CREATED EQUALLY

 

Fact: Eating 300 calories of chicken is not the same as eating 300 calories of cake. The body uses and stores calories differently depending on the nutrients each food is comprised of.

Truth: Instead of going about with counting calories, study the nutritional composition of the food. That will help you remain healthy.

 

MYTH 8: BEING SLIM MEANS YOURE HEALTHY

 

Fact: This myth is a tough one to let go of, because our society is so focused on body size. Everywhere we look, society seems to tell us that being slender is more desirable. Luckily, this myth is starting to dissolve. Research suggests that overweight people who are active can be healthier and live longer than slimmer people who dont exercise. We all have different body types, and its about time we stopped focusing on size and shifted our focus on developing healthier habits.

Truth: Eat healthy, Exercise Regularly. This is the Mantra for a happy and Healthy life.