5 Healthy Eating Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Novem­ber 27, 2019, 03:41 PM

Live a cen­tu­ry — learn new refu­ta­tions of the myths about healthy eat­ing. More­over, every day there are more and more sources of infor­ma­tion, so it is worth under­stand­ing where the truth is and where the twist­ed facts are.

myths about healthy eating

Is it true that egg yolks are bet­ter not to eat, healthy eat­ing is 5 meals a day, and fat is what makes us fat? Tells you how it real­ly is!

Myth 1: It is better to eat small meals many times.

There is an opin­ion that small but fre­quent meals dur­ing the day help to main­tain a high meta­bol­ic rate. In fact, accord­ing to research, 2–3 meals affect the total num­ber of calo­ries burned per day in exact­ly the same way as 5–6 small meals.

This style of eat­ing is suit­able for peo­ple who often expe­ri­ence hunger, but this will not affect the final result. Too fre­quent eat­ing, on the con­trary, can pro­voke the accu­mu­la­tion of fat in the abdomen and liv­er.

eat small portions

Myth 2: Egg yolks should be avoided due to cholesterol.

With­in the nor­mal range, cho­les­terol in the body only ben­e­fits: it pro­tects cell mem­branes, improves metab­o­lism, helps to syn­the­size acids, process fats, and more. Despite mis­con­cep­tions, egg yolks increase “good” cho­les­terol and do not affect the devel­op­ment of heart dis­ease in most peo­ple, accord­ing to the study.

There­fore, the advice to throw away the yolks is very stu­pid.

Myth 3: To lose weight, you need to eliminate fats.

Since fats are asso­ci­at­ed with excess weight, it seems log­i­cal that in order to achieve results as soon as pos­si­ble, it is worth elim­i­nat­ing them from the diet. In fact, diets high in car­bo­hy­drates and fats can real­ly inter­fere with the process of los­ing weight, but not because of the last com­po­nent.

A diet high in fat but low in carbs will result in more weight loss than a diet low in fat.

Myth 4: Red meat increases the risk of diabetes and not only

Some stud­ies do con­firm the harm of red meat, but there is anoth­er side to the coin. Eat­ing it does not increase the risk of heart dis­ease or dia­betes.

A direct link between can­cer and meat con­sump­tion is also refut­ed.

red meat

Myth 5: Weight loss is only discipline and proper nutrition.

It is believed that weight loss depends only on the willpow­er to go to the gym and exer­cise. But the body is not so sim­ple and pre­dictable. Our hor­mones, genet­ics, and var­i­ous envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors can also influ­ence body weight.

To accuse a per­son of being lazy because of being over­weight is at least ground­less and tact­less.

Pho­to: www.unsplash.com

based on marieclaire.ua

Leave a Reply