Busting 6 food myths

Busting 6 food myths

There is absolutely no doubt that taking care of your health should be in the top row of your priority list. But then there are food myths which needs to busted, Often you hear that everything brown is healthy. Talk about brown bread or brown eggs, people usually get confused.

Well, this does not stop here from buying sea salt over regular salt we daily question over self when it comes to making food choices

Myth 1: Brown eggs are healthier

The colour of the egg does not have to do anything which its nutritiousness, the truth is the Egg colour depends on the chicken’s gene. For example, chickens that tend to have white earlobes lay white eggs, and those with brown ear lobes tend to lay brown eggs.

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It all depends on the diet given and genetics of the chicken, and in reality these two things are actually the real influence to the nutritional value and not the colour.

Myth 2: Sea Salt Is Healthier Than Regular Salt

Just like the myth about brown eggs Sea salt is also considered as the healthier salt. Sea salts are made from evaporated sea water. The regular table salt originates from salt mines that are processed.

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The Truth is, both have very similar nutritional value. Plus regular table salts have iodine in them while sea salts don’t.

Myth 3: Eggs Have High Cholesterol

In Reality recent research suggests that eggs in moderation are healthy and actually have antioxidant properties.

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Japan is one country where people there have low levels of cholesterol and heart disease compared to other countries. One of the major reasons is the average person in Japan consumes around 328 eggs per year. This makes them one of the largest egg consuming countries in the world.

Myth 4: Eating Heavy After Workout

Eating after workout is all about “Balance and equality”. After a heavy weight training session, you should make sure to fuel up on carbs and protein.

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If you do yoga you should eat salad, soup or lean meat. If you are a runner consider eating a carb snack such as rice within an hour.

Myth 5: Carbs Make You Fat?

Just like a car needs fuel to run Carbs are your body fuel; you should consume the good ones and leave the processed ones. The good carbs include lentils, apples, bananas, nuts, Chia seeds, peanuts and so on. Also, remember too much of anything and not enough energy expenditure can lead to weight increase.

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Avoid bad carbs such as white flour, sugar and white pita breads as our bodies absorb them slowly and spike our blood sugar levels.

Myth 6: Low-Fat Foods Are Always Better

Actually, low-fat foods can sometimes be a bigger enemy than regular full-fat foods. A recent study in the UK reveals that about 10% of the diet food carries the same amount of calories as compared to the regular food and 40 per cent have more sugar. Which means the actual result of eating the diet food is opposite, when the food brands eliminates the fat from the product they have to add more sugar or salt for addictive taste.

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As a result, eating low fat will make you overweight and you will end up overeating because of the additives.

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