Top 8 Nutrition Myths And A Reality Check

Often here many Dos and Don’ts, but often we don’t know how correct they are. This blog topic by CRB Tech Reviews shall discuss some of the top nutrition myths.

Myth 1: Carbs are bad

In the eyes of many, the glycemic index and insulin index appear to rank the foods by how dangerous they are. Like cholesterol, insulin is also misunderstood as being harmful.

Yet our bodies need and produce both the substances.

Cutting carbs (especially processed carbs) can be a good fat-loss decision; if it helps you eat less. But if cutting carbs makes you miserable and always hungry, you must consider other options.

Truth: Carbs have been defamed, long enough. If you don’t over eat, starches are not bad for you.

Myth 2: Fats are harmful

Eat fat to gain fat, right? For many decades, the most practiced way to lose weight has been to subject oneself to a low-fat diet. Currently, researchers found that, like eating cholesterol isn’t likely to enhance your cholesterol levels, eating fat doesn’t make you fat.

As for myth, saturated fat causes cardiovascular disease. Fact is that, at the end of the day, Trans fat is the only kind of fat that is unilaterally bad for health, a little won’t kill you, but avoid it whenever you can.

Truth: If you eat more calories, a low-fat diet won’t make you lose weight, but it can lower your testosterone production. You need some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, saturated fat won’t give you heart attack, but Trans fat might.



Myth 3: Protein is bad

Besides, carbs and fats, protein is often accused of bone and kidney damage.

An early study claimed, protein consumption was linked to increased urinary calcium, which was thought to lead to bone loss over time. Later studies revealed that urinary calcium was a poor predictor of bone mass, and that protein actually had a protective effect or no effect on bones.

Recent and random trials so far have not shown high protein diets to have harmful effects.

Truth: Protein, even in large quantity, isn’t harmful to your bones. It isn’t harmful to your kidneys as well, unless you suffer from a pre-existing condition.

Myth 4: Egg yolks are bad

Eggs have been demonized because of their yolks, which are full of nutrients and high levels of cholesterol.Eating foods high in cholesterol does not translate to increased cholesterol levels in most people.

In clinical trials, no association has been found between eggs and cardiovascular disease, except in some people with certain pre-existing conditions.

Truth: Eggs are great source of proteins, fats, and other nutrients. Their association with high cholesterol and CV disease has been severely denied.


Myth 5: Red meat is very bad

Because red meat cause cancer.

The fact is that almost anything we eat has the potential to cause cancer. For instance, antioxidants can both promote and hinder cancer growth, but the effect is too small to notice.

Some compounds, like polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), in smoked meats, have been found to damage the genome, which is the first step to potential cancer. Current evidence suggests that red meat can pose a cancer risk for people with poor diets and lifestyle choices. If you have a consistent workout schedule, eat your veggies, and don’t smoke, red meat’s effect on cancer isn’t something to worry about.

Truth: Fears about cancer and red meat are exaggerated. Making healthy lifestyle choices is more important than excluding red meat.

Myth 6: Whole-wheat bread is better than white bread

White bread and whole-wheat bread both contain gluten and related proteins. They provide a similar number of calories, but whole-wheat bread has lower glycemic and insulin indices, and so its consumption leads to a lower insulin release. For that reason, and due its higher fibre and micronutrient content, whole-wheat bread is claimed to be healthier than the contemporaries, white bread.

Truth: Though whole-wheat bread is claimed healthier than white bread, they aren’t that different, and neither has high levels of fibre or micronutrients.



Myth 7: Foods are always superior to supplements

Fact is that, some compounds are more effective in supplemental form. One example is the curcumin in turmeric, which is supplemented with piperine or taken in liposomal form to increase its otherwise low availability in real.

Truth: With regards to vitamins, foods are not always superior to supplements.

Myth 8: To lose fat, eat more often

Digestion does increase your metabolism a little, so eating less food more often should keep your metabolism raised as per theory. In practice, research shows that, given an equal amount of daily calories, the number of meals largely makes no difference in fat loss. Moreover, some studies suggest that having smaller meals more often can lead to increased food intake.

Truth: Digestion does increase your metabolic rate, but slightly and frequent meals have less effect than the total caloric content of the food intake.

Here we conclude now. Next we shall come with more myth boosting facts.

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