Healthy living has become very popular aspect of our life. We are all concerned about what we eat and where the food we put on our plates originates from, especially because what we eat has a lot to do with our health. It is very important to learn how to be healthy but you need to know that some of the healthy living myths are so not true.
“YOU CAN EAT UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF HEALTHY FOOD”
Oh no, you can’t! Any kind of food that is consumed in unlimited amounts can be harmful. It is fine if you get a piece of dark chocolate as a replacement for milk one, but if you eat it all, weight will start storing fast. Avocado is also healthy but full of calories, as well as almonds and other nuts. You will make a mistake if you exaggerate with them.
VEGAN FOOD IS HEALTHIER
It is not. Vegetarian/vegan food is extremely healthy and it can offer a replacement for every food so that your body will not lack any kind of nutrients. But there is also nothing wrong with meat, especially if you are buying from trusted source. Meat is packed with vitamins B that help blood cell and tissue production. Meat is also good source of magnesium, iron and zinc. Meat is also good source of vitamin K. so it is up to you what way you will eat, whatever you choose it is healthy.
GLUTEN IS HARMFUL
This is completely not true! If you suffer from gluten intolerance, you have no reason to eat it, but it is not harmful for healthy people. Gluten free nutrition is very popular these days and it is very expensive. Gluten free flour is even 20 times more expensive than plain wheat flour. Gluten free nutrition can provide you will lower amounts of fiber and iron than usual. The truth is that gluten free nutrition will not cause bloating as regular but this is as far as it goes.
INGREDIENTS THAT ARE BRANDED WITH “LIGHT” ARE HEALTHIER
This is not true. There are so many products that are branded as light and they contain less fats that regular. These foods are good choice if you are suffering from increased sugar in the blood. They contain less lipids but they are packed with artificial sweeteners and additives. And if you know how healthy milk fat is so why would you buy light products.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE EAT MUST BE FRESH
Not true. It really is healthier to eat fresh fruit or vegetable than dried, frozen or canned. But you need to know that fruits and vegetables that are dried, frozen or canned are not less healthy than fresh. Certain kinds of veggies are even healthier frozen than transported fresh from one side to another for days.