Some of the myths you may have heard growing up are if you place your loose tooth under a pillow you will get a dollar from the tooth fairy, leaving cookies for Santa on Christmas eve will result in a tree surrounded by presents, and the list of myths go on!
You may have heard somethings related to fitness and health that are simply untrue. There are many myths that are involved particularly with nutrition. Eating too much or too little, to cut out entire food groups or not, or fad diets that are extremely restrictive and damaging in the long term.
Below are some of the biggest health myths to stay away from. The sooner these myths are cracked the sooner you can take corrective action towards your overall well-being.
High Fat Foods Are Unhealthy
Most of us today do not get the amount of healthy fats we need in our diet. Healthy fats aid your body in many ways – they can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, fight inflammation, and lower blood pressure.
There has been a war on fat with low fat-diets and fat free food items. We need healthy fats in our diet.
Healthy fats include:
Whole eggs, avocado, cheese, fatty fish, and extra virgin olive oil.
Never Skip Breakfast
It has been drilled into our heads since youth that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and to avoid skipping it at all costs. There are some people who simply don’t have an appetite upon waking up or even the hours following after.
Skipping breakfast is actually a from of intermittent fasting which has superlative health benefits. This doesn’t apply to children, teens, pregnant women, or those with complicated health issues. Intermittent fasting has been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce liver fat, and stabilize blood pressure.
Stay Away From All Carbs
Carbs have been painted as the villain in the fitness and healthy community. It seems as though if you eat carbs all your hard work will go down the drain! This is simply not true and a very damaging notion. Healthy carbs are essential to any diet. White potatoes, brown rice, whole grain bread, quinoa, oats, and sweet potatoes are all examples of excellent carbohydrates. The key is to focus on moderation.
Carbohydrates serve the body as being the main source of energy. The help your brain, heart, nervous system, and kidneys.