If you still believe that eggs and high-fat foods are bad for your health, read on… When something is repeated often enough it eventually becomes the truth. In this case it is actually far from it! We will talk about food myths, like the eggs are bad or that is good to eat more meals a day. Here are eight ‘revealed’ myths:
Myth: Low fat food is good for the body
The whole low fat industry is built on this myth. Lack of fat must be somehow compensated so people add different types of sugar and artificial sweeteners in their food. Result is predictable – even though you gave up the fat it continues to cultivate. Adding sugar is associated with obesity, diabetes and other things while artificial sweeteners are associated with some other bad things such as metabolic syndrome, depression, premature birth and heart disease.
Myth: Saturated fats are bad
Butter, cheese, meat and coconut oil are avoided since the research in 1958, which was conducted in seven countries. They examined the habits of the people associated with the consumption of food and heart diseases rate. It was found out that there were more cases of heart disease in those places where the percentage of fat consumption was high. These results were the basis for the creation of most of the other assumptions. But it turned out that the study was scarce because scientists ignored countries like Norway, where the consumption of fatty foods is high and the occurrence of heart disease is low.
A new survey was conducted five years ago in 21 states and is attended by 350,000 people. This time we have come to a new conclusion – there wasn’t any link between saturated fat and heart disease.
Saturated fats raise levels of ‘good’ and change the ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood.
Myth: Eggs are bad
For decades, the eggs are marked as a ‘bad food’ because of the large amounts of fat and cholesterol. But research has shown that cholesterol in eggs actually raises the good cholesterol in the blood, and it even helped some people with weight loss cause eggs contain a high percentage of protein.
Myth: You need to eat more carbohydrates than proteins and fats
Skinny will remain slim if they eat cereal, pasta and potatoes, while such diet may do harm to others, especially to obese, with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. If you intake fewer carbohydrates per pound, it will reduce the risk of heart disease as well as type II diabetes.
Myth: You need to eat many small meals throughout the day
Several studies ‘busted’ this myth because metabolism is based on the total food consumption, and not on the number of meals.
Prehistoric people were often hungry and periodic maintenance of fasting actually turned out to be healthy. Other studies have shown that the number of meals consumed during the day is associated with the risk of colon cancer, so four or more servings per day for men increases the risk by 90 percent.
Myth: All vegetable fats are good for us
Studies have shown that vegetable oils contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which may be an important factor in reducing the risk of heart disease. But it turned out that the omega-3 fatty acid serves to reduce the risk of heart disease, while omega-6, on the other hand increases the risk of coronary heart disease. Fatty acids can be found in some of the most popular vegetable oils such as soybean, corn and sunflower oil and they are omega-6, while flax oil and rapeseed oil contains mostly omega-3 fatty acids.
Myth: Too much meat and cheese is bad for the bones and kidneys.
Studies have shown that protein foods increase short-term loss of calcium, but the thing can be completely opposite when it comes to consuming it in the long run. High protein diets are associated with good bone health and lower risk of fractures. On the other hand, scientists have not found a connection between this diet and kidney health.
Myth: Whole grain bread is good for everyone
People weren’t fed with grains before the agricultural revolution began 10,000 years BC. Cereals actually have very low nutritional value compared to vegetables, fruit and meat and contain a lot of phytic acid, which causes the binding of some minerals in the intestine and prevents the body to use them properly.