Those who care for their health often switch to the so-called “healthy food”. Often this transition makes nutrition unhealthy.
Here are the myths that you should stop believing:
- A glass of apple juice is more useful than a glass of coke
- A glass of juice contains 115 calories
- A glass of coke contains 95 calories
If you really care about your nutrition, drink plain clean water, and not the juices or carbonated drinks.
Fresh vegetables are more useful than cooked/steamed vegetables
Carrots, tomatoes and cruciferous (broccoli and cauliflower) contain more digestible antioxidants when they are boiled, compared to their fresh form.
Sushi is a diet food
- 100 grams of sushi contain 67 grams of carbohydrates.
- 100 grams of hamburger contain only 37 grams of carbohydrates.
Soy sauce is a good substitute for salt
- A tablespoon of soy sauce makes up 37% of the daily norm.
- A tablespoon of salt makes up 100% of the daily norm.
During a single dinner in Chinese style, you can surpass the norm of salt without even noticing it.
Honey instead of sugar
Honey contains more calorie than sugar by 1.5 times.
They contain only 20% of vitamins and antioxidants, compared to fresh fruits. Worse is the fact that they are often sweetened with sugar during the production to add taste.
Popcorn is harmful for health
As it turned out, it’s not.
- A bowl of popcorn contains 2 times more antioxidants of polyphenols than any vegetable or fruit.
- Popcorn is rich in fiber that is essential for digestion.
Do not season it with oil/butter and salt, and it will be a very healthy meal.
Cheese is the enemy of the diet
Yes, it is high in calories and does contain a lot of fat.
However, cheese contains linoleic acid, which is:
- responsible for metabolism,
- helps you lose weight.
Calcium content of cheese is 7 times higher than that of milk.
Alcohol is harmful in any quantity
Not really. Periodic use of wine does have a small positive effect for the vessels. You can live without it, yet you do not have to give it up completely. Limit yourself to just one glass.
Natural oils make any food better
Yes, but that’s when it comes to salads only. You can fry only with refined oils or melted butter. Unrefined oils release toxic substances when you use them for frying.
Fat free foods are useful
Not really. Most low-fat products contain flavorings and often are even higher in calories due to this, compared to the same foods with a normal fat content.
As for milk: vitamins D, E, A and K are fat-soluble. They are simply not present in skim milk.