15+ Myths We Blindly Believe About Healthy Food

When most people hear healthy eating they
think no gluten, no carbs, and certainly no food after 6 P.M. But let me tell you a little secret – all
this is nothing more than a myth! And it’s time to bust more of them… Organic food is healthy food Some people are ready to buy anything as long
as they see the word “organic” on the packaging. But all organic chocolate, cookies, chips
and other things you love are still full of sugar and fat that you run away from in their
non-organic versions. So don’t be lazy and always check the ingredient
list before buying something. You have to eat certain number of fruit a
day You probably heard at least once that you
have to eat 6 apples or any other fruit a day to be healthy. That’s a complete lie! First of all, let’s be real – nobody can
eat that many fruit every single day without feeling nauseous. And secondly, why suffer from stuffing oranges
in your mouth when you can drink 500 ml of apple juice per day? That’s exactly 6 apples for ya! If you eat sweets, you eat unhealthy The main thing you should pay attention to
is the energy balance of your food. For example, an ordinary avocado on wheat
toast contains more calories than 30 grams of forbidden Nutella on white toast. So good news is that you don’t have to be
too strict with yourself! But you have to be responsible about your
daily nutrient consumption and know your limits. Sugar causes obesity Sugar, obviously, shouldn’t be in your menu
if you want to eat healthy. However, it’s not responsible for all the
problems in the world, even obesity! The most common reason behind it is a consistent
calorie surplus, not a Snickers bar or vanilla ice cream you ate last month. Keep your daily calorie intake in check and
everything will be alright! Salt is the enemy Most people who try to eat healthy despise
sugar and salt with the same level of passion. But going completely salt-less has been linked
to headaches, fatigue, and nausea. Thankfully, specialists say that not all salt
was created equal! Julie Bednarski, a registered dietitian and
chef, suggests that the best type of salt for your health is pink Himalayan one. It provides your system with 84 key trace
minerals and, therefore, has a positive effect on your system. Egg whites are healthier than yolks For some reason many people always ignore
yolks and try to eat only egg whites or no eggs at all. And this is one of the biggest losses for
your body! Just one egg yolk contains loads of protein,
vitamins A, D, E, K, and other important minerals. Moreover, egg yolks are highly nutritious,
making you feel full for longer periods of time. So throw away all your snacks and make it
a habit to eat one whole egg every day! You should replace butter with margarine Butter contains saturated fat which is not
always good for your system’s work. But if you replace it with margarine, you
make a huge mistake as well, since it’s usually full of trans fats. Just like with organic foods, you have to
take a closer look at the ingredient list before choosing the product. Margarine with olive oil is the best margarine
– it’s packed with healthy plant-based fats that nourish your system from the inside and
make you look good on the outside. Carbs are bad for you Everyone who at least tried to eat healthy
heard of terrifying carbs that are on a mission to ruin your life and figure. But the truth is that our body needs carbohydrates
to get a necessary dose of energy. Of course, there are different sources of
carbs and not all of them are healthy, so it’s better to stick to minimally processed
foods, including dairy, whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. You can be healthy only if you eat superfoods In reality many expensive products with long
and hard-to-pronounce names contain way more calories than you think. As a result, today you eat hot and popular
dried fruit and tomorrow you wake up with a couple of extra pounds you never asked for. So before buying a new “healthy eating sensation”
you see all over the Internet, make sure that it really is nutritious and healthy for your
body. Snacks improve your metabolism Carrying a couple of healthy snacks with you
at all times is great but, unfortunately, they have no effect on your metabolism whatsoever. The only thing that your metabolic rate is
slightly related to is what you eat, and it’s better be nutritious whole foods! This doesn’t mean that you should give up
snacking, though – just change it from typical “healthy” bars to pieces of fruit or nuts. Skinny coffee is healthier than regular one Nowadays many people go crazy over so-called
skinny coffee that can make you slimmer and healthier in no time. And it really does contain only 6 calories
for one serving. But did you know that a cup of regular black
coffee contains only 5 calories? A perfect choice for your diet and bank account! Diet soda is better than regular one If you are in the mood to cheat your diet
a little bit and drink some soda, I have a surprise for you – diet soda can make you
gain way more calories than regular one! True, diet soda originally contains less calories
but don’t forget that it’s an artificial sweetener. These stuff make your system crave sugar like
never before and your figure definitely doesn’t benefit from that. Regular soda is no good for your body either
– it contributes to cavities and is linked to asthma and osteoporosis. So if you can’t resist the temptation, choose
regular soda but it’s still better to avoid both of them. Kale is the healthiest green you can find Kale is rich in all kinds of elements, including
vitamins A, K, C, B6, magnesium, calcium, and many others. But is it the best green ever? Apparently not! Back in 2014 The Center of Disease Control
published a list of powerhouse fruit and vegetables, ranking them according to their nutrient density
score. And, believe it or not, kale ended up taking
only 15th place on this list! It lost to spinach, parsley, Romaine lettuce,
and other goods that were proved to be way more nutritious. You should cook with coconut oil Coconut oil raises two kinds of cholesterol
in your system: HDL (“good” one) and LDL (“bad” one). For a long time specialists were sure that
HDL can easily minimize all the harmful effects of LDL. However, it turned out to be a myth as well. So when you decide to cook your meal using
coconut oil or add it in your healthy salad, you give an additional boost to your “bad”
cholesterol, shifting your system’s balance. Instead, use extra virgin olive oil! It’s full of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated
fatty acids that protect your heart and improve your body’s work. Healthy food should look cool These days perfect healthy food pictures are
getting more and more likes on Instagram. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long
as you remember that healthy eating isn’t a fashion statement – it’s a responsible
way of taking care of your body. Think about it – a seemingly healthy combo
of avocado with a bunch of chia seeds on sourdough contain 505 calories, while two simple slices
of bacon and a fried egg on the same sourdough has only 360 calories! So think nutritional value, not flawless presence. Gluten is the worst thing ever Avoiding gluten can make you healthier only
if you have Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. In any other case, you’re perfectly fine! Most gluten-free foods have very little nutrients
and way too much sugar which hurts your system and ruins your looks. If you’re still not sure whether or not you
should give up gluten, just make an appointment and get tested to see how your body responds
to it. Eating after 6 P.M. makes you fat All this nonsense about not eating after 6
P.M. is another popular myth that people still live by. Let’s say you go to bed at 12 A.M. and stop
eating at 6 P.M. That’s a huge period of time when your digestive
system doesn’t understand what’s going on and why you ignore its needs. Needless to say, going 6 hours without food
is far from being healthy. So the rule should be completely different
– don’t eat 2-3 hours before going to bed. You need to detox regularly Our body is a truly magical system which works
like a clock if you take good care of it. Sometimes we feel like we can help it cleanse
with special juice or pill but it’s actually not true. Kristin Kirkpatrick, a wellness manager at
the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, confirms this too, saying that our system already does
all this dirty work for us. Your job is simple – love your body and
nourish it! Do you have any healthy eating rules of your
own? Tell me in the comments below. Don’t forget to give this video a “like,”
share it with your friends, and click “subscribe.” Stay on the Bright Side!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *