The Internet has become commonplace for misinformation and it is difficult to comprehend what’s true and what’s false until you decide to research and dig deep into the actual facts.
Myths and lies that were once spread through word-of-mouth in gyms and sports clubs and now excessively shared via social media channels and WhatsApp group messages.
Even some blogs and reputable channels’ morning shows are spreading these myths without verifying it just to be in the race..
So Howmuch has written down 5 such myths that are widely believed to be true but in actuality, they’re not.Also read: 8 grocery shopping habits that you can learn from other countries
Myth 1: Carbs are bad for your health
For years, only fat was considered to harm the overall health, but now we have a new scapegoat: carbs.
People around the globe thought that glycemic index ( along with lesser known insulin index) evaluate food how hazardous they are.
However, low-glycemic diets haven’t exhibit direct, consistent and clinically relevant advantage in thorough studies.
Cutting the carbs can be an effective way to lose weight, but if it helps you can minimize the intake.
In fact, if cutting carbs from your daily diet make you feel hungry, you should consider other choices.
The truth: As long as you are not intaking excessive amount of carbohydrates, there’s nothing inherently harmful about carbs.Also read: These 5 changes will transform the way you shop in 2019
Myth 2: Cheese is unhealthy for you
Say what? Cheese is actually good for your health.
Old school thinking is that cheese is unhealthy and have a deteriorating effect on one’s health mainly because of all its saturated fat.
The matter of fact is that consuming (nibbling, not gorging) cheese is associated with numerous health benefits i.e. decrease heart-related diseases, fends off diabetes, improves cholesterol level and boost energy.
A number of important nutrients such as calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B12, and A.
Therefore, if consumed moderately, cheese can have a positive impact on your health.
The truth: Considerable amount of cheese is beneficial for your health.
Myth 3: Red Meat is bad for you
One of the common news that we hear on social media and other channels is that red meat causes cancer.
That’s an absolute statement which is the prime reason for nutrition related myths. Since cancer is difficult to discuss in myths and almost everything we consume has a potential to cause cancer.
Presently, red meat can be hazardous for those with bad eating habits and lifestyle. However, if you happen to excercise regularly, eat vegetables and fruits, do not smoke, the effect of red meat isn’t much to worry about.
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The truth: The concern about red meat causing cancer is greatly exaggerated.
The most appropriate way is to make healthy life choices such as staying fit, exercising regularly, and not smoking, instead of micromanaging the consumption of red meat.
However, it’s still better to avoid highly processed meat consumption.
Myth 4: Fresh Food is far more nutritious than Frozen food
For people, fresh food is way more appealing than frozen food. May be because it sounds better than the canned food or frozen food. So just because the food is “fresh” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s more nutritious.
Let me explain;
The fruit which is “postharvest” is termed as fresh produce whereas frozen produce is generally wine-ripened (picked and sold ripe) before going minimal processing prior to freezing.
In fact, most vegetables and fruits undergo blanching in hot water for a few minutes before freezing, in order to deactivate enzymes because that may cause unfriendly changes in color, taste, smell, and nutritional value.
The truth: So overall, fresh and frozen produce have more or less same nutritional value, and it solely depends on your lifestyle, budget, and taste to choose whichever suits you well.
Myth 5: Avoid consumption of Ghee for a healthy diet
Despite all the myths and ideas that circulate around, avoiding the facts, you need to know that ghee or clarified butter is actually a power food for consumption.
It is rich in oil-soluble vitamins and conjugate Linoleic acid (which helps in weight loss). Ghee, when eaten in a considerable amount can greatly enhance your immune system and digestion.
The truth: Ghee is beneficial for health if it is taken in limited amount.
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