5 nutrition myths to know about
Healthy nutrition is one of the things that almost everyone is interested in. Information about it always catches your eyes no matter whether you are scrolling through social media feeds, watching TV or reading your favorite magazine. However, in pursuit of quick attention and reaction from users, media channels often present partially or completely incorrect information, which incorrectly shapes our attitudes and eating habits.
Here are 5 nutrition myths that many people tend to believe they are true:
Non-nutritive (artificial) sweeteners are good for your health
As the majority of people are interested in losing weight, they think that using sugar-free, low calorie products which contain non-nutritive sweeteners, will help to achieve their goals. However, little do they know that using non-nutritive sweeteners is much worse than using sugar. It increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and also heart disease.
All smoothies are healthy
It is not always true. Smoothies can be highly nutritious only when it is done by yourself. Then you know exactly how many and what kind of fruit and vegetables you have used. While smoothies which you may find at cafes or stores might not always be healthy because of the amount of sugar that is used to make them. Therefore, if you would like to drink a smoothie now, find some inspiration in World Recipes and make it yourself! Cheers!
Potatoes are unhealthy
Potatoes are usually wrongly considered as unhealthy. They are often avoided by those who want to lose weight and those who declare that they follow a healthy lifestyle. However, these vegetables are highly nutritious, including fiber, manganese, potassium, vitamin C and B6. What is more, potatoes do not have much to do with weight gain. The thing is that you will gain weight when eating too much of any food you choose – no matter whether it is potatoes, salads or tomatoes.
It is not recommended to eat high fat foods
Actually, it is a myth because high fat foods are very nutritious and avoiding them is not a good choice. Having the right amount of high fat foods in your diet is essential for your health. However, people often tend to think that low fat diets are better for their health. Yet they do not know that low fat diets increase the risk of heart diseases as it affects the level of blood lipids, triglycerides, etc.
Skinny means healthy
The prevailing opinion in society is that in order to be healthy you have to be skinny. That is not true. Although everyone knows that obesity is responsible for many diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, depression and many more, it does not mean that it is the weight which causes problems. Actually, obesity in this case is just a consequence and the real reason lies in lack of physical movement and healthy nutrition. So, even if you are skinny but you do not take a nutritious diet, these diseases can be a threat for you too.