It is always very difficult to get rid of all such stereotypes, but it is necessary. Indeed, because of this, we deprive ourselves of a lot. This is especially true for food. That is why We has compiled a list of the most popular statements about healthy eating that are actually not true.
1. Eating after six is bad for figure
At the modern pace of life, eating after 18:00 is not only possible, but also necessary. Many people nowadays go to bed later. Fasting can negatively affect your health. What’s really true is that you shouldn’t eat 3 hours before bed. And dinner should be light.
2. Fats are harmful to the body
Fats are considered to be very harmful to shape and health, but this is not entirely true. Correct metabolism is impossible without them. Without fats, vitamins A and E are not assimilated in the body, sex hormones practically cease to be produced. With a lack of fat, skin ages quickly and liver suffers. Therefore, oil, especially vegetable oil, should be limited, but not abandoned altogether. It is best to eat fewer foods containing hidden and not always healthy fats: sausage, mayonnaise, cookies, cakes.
3. Snacking is harmful
Every person who cares about health should periodically replenish energy reserves. These meals alone should be balanced. For example, you can have a snack with nuts or fruits.
4. All organic products are healthy
Products that have the inscription “organic” on the packaging ( it mean they are made without GMOs, pesticides, various food additives), often do not differ from their usual counterparts. Well, if only those that are much more expensive.
5. Don’t eat carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are simple and complex. The former are really worth reducing in your diet. They are found in sugar, chocolate, honey, jams, sweet fruits and drinks, white bread, and potatoes. It is worth more often to eat cereals, legumes, berries, vegetables, herbs.
6. Vegetables and fruits lose all their beneficial properties when frozen
Modern freezing technologies allow you to preserve almost all nutrients. This is especially true for the winter season.
7. Separate food helps to lose weight
It is not true. A set of enzymes that are produced by stomach and pancreas allows you to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. So far, there is no scientific evidence that separate meals help fight obesity. People who choose this method of losing weight most often simply strictly select foods, reduce calories and thus lose weight.
8. Dark bread gives the body more benefits than white bread
The dark color of bread does not mean that it has a lot of fiber. Brown tint can be given to the dough and caramel colors. The calorie content of black and white bread is almost identical, so weight gain can be obtained in any case. The most useful and rich in vitamins are bran bread and yeast-free whole grain breads, as well as cereal muesli.
9. Juices are as useful as the fruits themselves
Juices practically do not contain valuable fiber. The amount of vitamins and minerals is markedly reduced during their manufacture. Therefore, if possible, it is better to use fresh fruits.
10. Sushi and rolls – diet products
On their own, sushi and rolls will not do much harm to the figure. Although white rice, which is used to prepare this product, is not the leader among diet foods. Soy sauce, mayonnaise, which is sometimes used in such dishes, and fatty cheese are very dangerous – they are very high in calories.