Nutrition and health are the topics that are widely discussed on blogs and social media. And everyone has something important to say about health and nutrition. But it is found that people spread more misinformation than knowledge.
For example, take calorie in and calorie out formula, which is said to be quite helpful in weight loss. But the reality is just the opposite.
Let’s bust the 17 most common myths about health and nutrition with the help of science
Myth 1: ‘Calories in, calories out’ is all that matters when it comes to weight loss
While reducing your calorie intake could help in weight loss but relying solely on calorie in and calorie out formula won’t help as there are more important factors to consider. For example, genetics, hormonal imbalances, medicines, and conditions like hypothyroidism could also lead to weight gain. Also, a low-calorie diet could include nutrient-poor food leading to nutritional deficiency in the long run.
Myth 2: High fat foods are unhealthy
Dietary fat is essential food as it lowers the risk of increased insulin resistance and triglyceride levels that could lead to heart problems. Also, high-fat diets have proved to be more effective in weight control than low-fat foods.
Myth 3: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
It could be true for growing kids and teens with increased nutrient needs but it isn’t helpful for adults that could lead a healthy life by skipping breakfast.… Continue reading...