Believe only half of what you see, and none of which you hear.
The world’s worst nutritional advice might be wreaking havoc on your body and quality of life. While these popular claims have been going strong for a very long-time, they have been proven…false.
Egg Yolks Raise Cholesterol
While two eggs contain more than your daily cholesterol allowance, egg yolks are not attributed to raising your actual blood cholesterol. I you’re still cracking eggs and tossing yolks, you’re missing out on the most nutritional part of the egg. Egg whites are mostly pure protein, whereas yolks contain all the good stuff, including antioxidants which support eye health. Eggs every morning are an excellent way to lose weight. Put down the bagel and scramble your meal instead.
Low-fat is Best
Low-fat products might be lower in calories but they’re usually packed with sugar. After all, that’s how all the good flavor comes back after the tasty fats have been removed. Food manufacturers rely on sugar, artificial sweetener, chemicals, and corn syrups to develop low-fat food products. All of which can contribute to your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Embrace fat in its full-form rather than settle for man-made nutrition.
Are you eating more than three times per day? If you’re following the old myth that you should be consuming as much as six meals per day to keep your metabolism active, you might even be gaining weight! The reality is our bodies need periods of fasting. You don’t need to live in a fed-state round the clock. If you consume your last meal by 6:PM in the evening and break your fast around 10:00 AM the next day, your body will naturally cleanse the waste out of your cells, reducing your risk of colon cancer. Go ahead and skip a few meals for your health, and drink extra water to cut the cravings.
Carbs Should Rank Highest in Your Daily Caloric Intake
Good riddance, no! Carbs are mostly empty calories with no real nutritional value. If you’re eating mostly carbs as your primary source of calories, you’re at risk for weight gain. High carb diets only work on people who have extremely fast metabolisms and who are naturally thin or very active. Proteins, vegetables, and fats work best for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Fat Makes You Fat
Sure you might question this, especially after hearing the phrase “You are what you eat.”
Toss the myth aside and understand that fats do not make you fat. Fats contribute to weight gain only when they’re paired with sugar, carbs, and empty calories. In fact, low carb and high fat diets are actually more successful than high carb, low fat. Butter, cream, and natural cheeses can be consumed without fear of weight gain, so long as they’re not baked in a pie or smothered on a cracker.
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