• Carbs are bad

The sugars, starches, and fibers in some foods are an essential part of everyone’s diet. There are some people who live under the notion that carbs are bad and must be avoided at all costs but that is inherently false. Carbohydrates are an important macronutrient that the human body needs for energy. Taken in moderation, sugar, fibre and starch play an important part in keeping you healthy.

  • Supplements are enough

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘supplement’ along the lines of helping the efforts of something. This should be all the information you need to know that dietary supplements are not meant to replace food. It is important to eat well in order for various supplements to work for you. If you try to gain muscle mass by swallowing pills only then you are fooling yourself. The body needs to get food so that it can eke necessary nutrients to keep you in the best shape and supplements are only designed to boost or speed up the process.

  • Fad diets are the way to go

Turn on the T.V and an hour will not fleet by before a seemingly knowledgeable person comes on air to discuss the newest diet. Such fad diets often rely on certain nutritional elements and eliminate others. This is a dangerous path that creates a deficiency and exposes people to unhealthy lives. Reasonable dieticians agree that balanced diet is the only way to live healthy, productive lives.

  • Raw carrots are more nutritious than when cooked

Healthy eating proponents often suggest this but contrary to their assumptions, cooking carrots actually makes them more nutritious. Cooking breaks down the tough cellular walls, making it easy for your body to absorb beta-carotene.

  • Chicken skin is bad

Most people wouldn’t dare cook chicken with the skin on to reduce calories. Instead of believing this myth, understand that cooking chicken with its skin helps to preserve its juices resulting t o perfectly cooked meat. Next time you are preparing chicken, cook it and remove the skin later when you are ready to serve.

  • Eggs are packed with bad cholesterol

Speaking of chicken, people are giving eggs a bad rap suggesting that they only fill you up with cholesterol. This isn’t the case though as besides some cholesterol, they also contain zinc, iron, lutein and choline, a good chemical for your brain’s health.

  • Nuts are nature’s equivalent to junk

Some people totally avoid nuts because of their tasty nature. They may be high in fats but if you keep intake at a low, nuts can be the best way to snack. Almonds, Brazilian nuts, peanuts and others are excellent protein sources not to mention the fact that they could help you keep heart disease and hypertension at bay.

  • Spicy food will give you ulcers

Truth is that spices don’t trigger ulcers as the condition is caused by bacteria. The only problem is that pepper and spicy seasoning aggravates the wounds causing people to suffer more pain.

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