While everyone has his own version of ‘facts’ about nutritious food, it can become a hard task what to follow. So here are some food and diet myths busted:
1. Coffee is bad for health.
Coffee is believed to be bad for your health as it has caffeine in it. But it is actually loaded with antioxidants which can significantly lower your risk of depression, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To make it healthy, you should skip the sugar and cream, and drink it either black or with milk.
2. Brown bread is healthier than white bread.
It’s assumed that eating brown bread is better than white bread, but often some food coloring is thrown in. To look for nutrition, you should choose either whole wheat or multi-grain bread. The more crumbly these varieties are rather than chewy, the less refined the grains are the more nutritious the bread is.
3. Organic food is more nutritious.
While it is true that organic food is better for your health and the environment because it is grown without pesticides, it’s not true that the food contains more nutrients than regular food according to various studies.
4. Red wine is the only healthy alcohol.
It’s widely believed that Red wine is the only healthy alcohol as it is rich in antioxidants, but even beer, wine, and other liquors have health benefits. This is because of the presence of ethanol which is good for the heart, as it lowers the cholesterol levels and clears the plaque from arteries.
5. Going on a diet is the best way to lose weight.
It’s the trend nowadays to go on a diet to lose weight. While, this will help you reduce weight temporarily, but if you truly want to lose those extra kilos, you should follow a healthy lifestyle, should exercise and maintain a healthy diet.
6. Eggs yolks are bad for your cholesterol levels.
People avoid egg yolks because they are rich in cholesterol, which is a natural substance produced by the body. But actually, eggs are rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and do not harm your heart.
7. Full-fat dairy products raise the risk of heart disease and obesity.
We are cautioned against consuming full-fat dairy products because it contains saturated fats and calories. Though, studies show that these are actually better for health, and the people who eat dairy fats are less likely to suffer from heart diseases and obesity. Eating in moderation will do the trick.
8. Eating fats makes you fat.
All fats are not bad- the healthy fats are found in nuts, avocados, olive oil, ghee and coconut oil and this help you burn fat and lose weight, but too much of fried and junk food is a strict no.