We often hear about ideal products that have a lot of useful substances and will immediately make you feel good, you just have to eat a little. Too often. So we thought: are there overpriced “healthy” foods?
It turns out — there is! We have compiled a list of the most overrated products: you should not refuse them, but we do not recommend building them into a cult. True, it’s not worth it.
Let’s start with the healthiest, healthiest and most delicious breakfast, shall we? From childhood, mothers sang a song to us that oatmeal envelops, satisfies hunger better, and in general it is wonderfully charming. Yay oatmeal!
However, oatmeal raises insulin levels much more than eggs, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. In addition, oatmeal can lead to weight gain because it is quite high in carbohydrates.
This does not mean that oatmeal should be thrown out of the house and never mentioned again. Just don’t eat it every day.
Granola and breakfast cereals
A variety of breakfast cereals such as cereal, granola and fitness muesli are considered healthy, but in fact, store-bought goodies are more like desserts, because they are terribly high in sugar.
If you want really healthy granola, make it at home.
Not all yogurts are created equal. For example, homemade yogurt that you made in a good milk yogurt maker is very healthy: it contains bacteria that are great for probiotics. But store-bought yogurt is a different matter.
Heat treatment kills live bacteria, you should not look for probiotics in jars of yogurt from the store. It also has sugar, lots of sugar.
What about low fat yogurt? It is considered downright a miracle drug that any self-respecting adherent of a healthy lifestyle should consume, otherwise it will certainly wither and wither away. But in fact, fats are very important and useful.
Fats saturate, help absorb antioxidants and vitamins A, D and K. Full-fat Greek yogurt is not only delicious, but also healthy. Be sure to include it in your diet.
Everyone believes that chicken breasts are healthy, tasty and generally beautiful. This is the most affordable source of animal protein, and also the main delicacy on a high-protein diet. Of course, chicken breast is tasty and healthy, but you should not eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
First, it’s boring. If you need proteins, try to diversify your diet and fill it with other protein foods — cereals, dairy products, vegetables.
Egg white is the main star, but the yolk is an ugly girlfriend who comes for company. But in fact, both protein and yolk are not only tasty, but also healthy.
Egg white contains:
- vitamin B2.
And in the egg yolk is:
- saturated fats;
- unsaturated fats (omega-3s, for example);
- folic acid;
- vitamins A, B6, B12, D.
Therefore, it is better to eat whole eggs — it is not only tasty, but also healthy. Stop discriminating against the yolk, in general, he is not to blame for anything.
Freshly squeezed and store-bought juices
Juices are considered healthier than other drinks. There is even a juice detox, which is a favorite among wellness enthusiasts. But in fact, it is much more useful to eat a whole fruit and get fiber.
Judge for yourself: for a glass of juice you need two oranges and a lot of sugar, and eating one orange is not getting sugar and getting enough.
This fish is considered really useful and they try to eat it much more often than all other fish, which is fundamentally wrong. Excessive consumption of tuna is a sure way to eat as much mercury as possible, because fish fillets contain the most of this element.
Salmon and various seafood are much better in this regard.
What food myths did you believe in? Tell me in the comments!