this food is not as healthy as you think

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?

benefits of eggs


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.

oatmeal is overrated


Chicken breasts

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 whites

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:

  • pro­tein;
  • mag­ne­sium;
  • potas­si­um;
  • vit­a­min B2.

And in the egg yolk is:

  • sat­u­rat­ed fats;
  • unsat­u­rat­ed fats (omega-3s, for exam­ple);
  • cal­ci­um;
  • 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.

tuna harm


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!

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