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Common Food Myths: That should be busted now

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There are multiple food myths which are popular not only in India but all over the world what to eat, when to eat and how often to eat are such questions which usually confuse most of the individuals. We believe in such myths because they sound like they could be true. Nowadays, we have scientific knowledge and on the basis of that knowledge, we should not believe in food myths. The most common food myths which are still prevalent in our contemporary society are stated subsequently. Common Food Myths: That should be busted now:

Myth No. 1: Potatoes Make You Fat:

Common Food Myths

Earlier, people used to think that carbohydrate-rich food such as rice, potato, etc increase body weight. So, for losing or reducing weight they used to eliminate carbohydrate-rich foods from the diet. Now, everybody knows that carbohydrates are the body’s chief energy source. Potatoes do not automatically make you fat. So, there is no problem in taking potatoes in moderate quantity.

Myths No. 2: Fat-free Products Will Help You In Losing Weight: 

Common Food Myths

Fat-free labeled products can lead to weight gain, In fact, these food have more calories. Approximately, these products have the same number of calories (maybe slightly less) in comparison to other regular food. In addition, most of the persons eat more quantity of labeled food under the misconception that it comprises fewer calories. However, they ultimately consume more calories which can cause weight gain.

Myth No. 3: Eggs Increase cholesterol Levels So Avoid Them:

Common Food Myths

There is no doubt that eggs are a good source of health. An egg provides you with various nutrients such as protein, vitamins A, B, D, zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus, etc. It also fulfills the daily requirement of cholesterol by our body. So, taking one egg daily causes no problem with the level of cholesterol.

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Myth No. 4: Drinking While Eating Makes You Fat:

Common Food Myths

The original fact behind this misbelief is that enzymes and their digestive juices will be mixed by drinking water while eating. It will decrease your digestion process which may direct to excess body fat. In opposite, there is a proficient fact that drinking water while eating renovate digestion.

Myth No. 5: Don’t Drink Milk Immediately After Eating Fish:

Common Food Myths

Most of the persons believe that you should not take milk immediately after eating fish. They think that it will make you sick. Some persons think spots can appear on your skin. As a matter of fact, there is no scientific reason for taking milk immediately after eating fish.

Myth No. 6: Starve Yourself If You Want to Lose Weight:

Common Food Myths

Eating a good diet is more important than not to eat when you are on a weight loss programme. comprise such food items in your diet which suppress hunger and increase metabolism, so that you can’t eat too much. So, there is no need to starve yourself if you want to lose weight.

Myth No. 7: Exercises Makes You to Eat More:

Common Food Myths

Exercises burns calories which may increase your hunger. scrutiny studies conducted in this area have not shown that the person who does exercises consume extra calories than those who don’t do exercises. So, there is no truth in this statement.

Myth No. 8: Raw carrots are more nutritious than cooked:

Common Food Myths

Cooking actually increases carrots’ nutritional value! The process breaks down the tough cellular walls that encase the beta-carotene, there is no truth behind this misconceptions. 

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33 Thoughts to “Common Food Myths: That should be busted now”

  1. FlySoulmates

    There are few more myths, but I totally agree with all above!

    1. Yes, many more myths are existing, I’ll share later, BTW, Thank you so much, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  2. OMG, the myth about milk and the others are so mind-blowing.

    1. Luna S

      I agree! I didn’t know they were a thing.

      1. Thank you luna, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

    2. Thank you so much Juli, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  3. These busted food myths are such big eye openers! I mean seriously I’m sure almost all people believe them to be true! Thank you for busting them 😛

    1. Thank you so much Ishita, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  4. Luna S

    I wasn’t aware some of these were a thing such as the not drinking milk after eating fish. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. I will definitely share this post to my wife. she will love it..

    1. Thank you so much Ziaul, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  6. Those are some helpful inputs and some of the common myths busted! Thanks for bringing these perspectives. Learnt somethings new today.

    1. Thank you so much, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  7. I need to share this for my friends for some aware ness how to diet! AHAHAHA tHANKS FOR sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Maysz, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  8. Mane

    Wow! This myth no. 8 I also heard this they say raw carrots are more nutritious. Now I know it’s better when cooked. It’s always a good idea to not just believe myths and make some research about it. Thanks for sharing! Very informative.

    1. Thank you so much Mane, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  9. This posts makes me so happy because I’ve always felt so guilty about my love for potatoes!

    1. haha, thank you Meygan, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  10. So many great myths to shine the light on! I’ve never heard of the fish and milk one though!

    1. yes, fish and milk myths is a little bit unique, thank you Heather, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  11. Puja

    This list is a big eye opener for me. It’s easy to get carried away with what is commonly believed.

    1. Yes, Thank you so much Puja, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  12. OMG! Most of our stuff here is fat-free! oh no! 🙈 Gotta check them. I love potatoes.

    1. Thank you so much Carmen, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  13. Awwww, these myths look real when we believed them. Now that you’ve bursted it-it sucks. Thanks for the eye-opener all the same.

    1. Yes, these myths look real, Thank you so much, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  14. I LOVE this post! There are SO many twists and turns out here when it comes to food!! I was literally just having a convo yesterday with a client about how potatoes are in fact good for you(in moderation) and should not be grouped with the evil ‘white stuff’ like flour. Awesome insight!!

    1. Thank you so much, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  15. Simerbir Singh

    I’m among the ones who think it is not good to drink milk after eating fish. Thanks for exploring these tips.

    1. Thank you so much simerbir, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

  16. Blair Villanueva

    I can’t help but laugh when my friends told me that eating potatoes and eggs makes you fat. I eat these regularly, and look am me, and still in my slim figure.

    1. Thank you so much blair, stay with us for more, you can check my blog also, fitlifegk.blogspot.com

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