5 nutrition myths we’ve all come across

You have always heard various myths about food and nutrition but all cannot be right.

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You have always heard various myths about food and nutrition but all cannot be right.

Even experienced health specialists, including doctors and dietitians, are at fault for spreading fabricated stories about nutrition to the public, adding to the confusion even further. Following are a few nutrition myths we all have come across:

  1. High-fat concentrated food is unhealthy 

We all have heard that desi food is high in fat and cholesterol. This comes along with consuming low-fat diets in hopes to cut fat intake, thinking it would maintain health when in reality. However, it’s the complete opposite. Dietary fat is considered to be essential for optimal health. Fat is somehow necessary for one way or another hence, it not that unhealthy.

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of life. But apparently, breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. Research states that intermittent fasting where breakfast is either skipped or consumed later in the evening is rather very beneficial for the body. It improves blood sugar and reduces inflammation.

  • Eat small, frequent meals for good health

Eating less and frequent meals is the key to a ‘well-balanced’ diet? Lies! If you are healthy, the frequency of meals per day does not matter as long as you’re consuming enough calories. 

  • Non-nutritive sweeteners are healthy

Low calorie, low carb, sugar-free food helps you maintain your physique but led to the consumption of products containing non-nutritive sweeteners. You may cut sugar intake but artificial means can significantly ruin your health too. Non-nutritive sweeteners tend to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes that leads to a destructive change in gut bacteria and blood sugar deregulation.

  • Carbs make you gain weight

Many people think consuming carbs could cause obesity, diabetes, and other common health conditions. While this myth continues to spread, studies suggest the opposite. In reality, eating a moderate amount of carbs high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals will do you good.