Debunking Common Food Myths and Misconceptions

Debunking Common Food Myths and Misconceptions

What we eat in our daily lives has a such effect on our existence, it is actually no question that there are many myths and misconceptions about food. Several of these myths have been in the existence from time immemorial while other stories are often exaggerated by the media and pop culture. Here, the first part of the blog we will unveil some popular food falsehoods and misunderstandings that are supported by empirical evidence and this is what professional persons say. 

Myth: Fats become the reason of weightlift.

 Over the decades, the fats have been considered to be the main culprit that contribute to weight gain mostly. Nevertheless, not all the fats can be epitomized in the same way. Alarms are set off by a too abundant use of trans fats and saturated fats, not only to health problems, but also to the use of healthy fats, which are characterized by avocados, nuts, and olive oil, enjoy many health benefits too. It has been proved that saturated fats present in the food are those that are needed for hormone production, function of the brain and also to improve absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in the body.

Myth: Carbohydrates are bad for you

Carbs, too, can be taken on the blame whenever it comes to weight gain and metabolic diseases which seems very unfair. The key point is that not all carbs are viewed negatively - although some of them might not be much help for weight loss. The whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are indeed magnificent food sources of great complex carbohydrates that offer a very good package of nutrients, fiber, and energy you need. It's not carbohydrates, per se, but what we consume that counts – refined carbohydrates and added sugars may raise the health risks but carbohydrates in general are not the culprits.

Myth: Eating late at night causes weight gain

One of the widely used explanations about nighttime eating and weight gain is that at night most people are less active and eat more than during the day, which doesn’t help to lose weight. However, timing of your meals does not determine weight management only. The quantity of the calories or the calorie intake is more crucial than the timing of the meal. The quality of the calorie might also affect the thing. Chances are it will not have a sizable effect on the weight of your body if all you can eat at night are healthy and small portions of ready-to-eat food. You don't have to stress so much about the time of how each of your meals is particularly taken but you can just focus on the overall dietary habit.

Myth: Organic food is always healthier

While organic produce is grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it does not automatically equate to being more nutritious. Studies have shown that the nutrient content of organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables is generally similar. It's essential to focus on consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, whether they are organic or not, to obtain a diverse range of nutrients.

Myth: Salads are always the healthiest option

Myth: Salads are always the healthiest option

While salads can be a nutritious choice, not all salads are created equal. Some restaurant salads or pre-packaged options can be loaded with high-calorie dressings, cheese, croutons, and other toppings that significantly increase their calorie and fat content. Additionally, the type of greens and variety of vegetables can impact the nutritional value of a salad. It's important to be mindful of the ingredients in your salad and opt for lighter dressings or vinaigrettes to keep it a healthy meal choice.


 And the other myth is that if you eat at night, and are less active, it probably means that you’re more likely to consume calories at! Number two – it’s likely a much bigger issue than when you eat, what you eat and how many calories you eat to manage your weight. And maybe the earlier part of that – the quality of the calories you’re eating – makes a difference, but maybe even that’s not that important. And if you’re eating small fractions of food at night and aren’t worried about your body weight, I wouldn’t worry about it either! So don’t worry about your meal timing. Really, the small part of your eating behaviour that’s about when you eat is really just another strategy to make sure you focus on what you’re really supposed to focus on day to day, eating wise.

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