There are many nutrition myths that misguide people and make them believe something that simply is not true. While talking about nutrition myths, we must be careful. Wrong information about the food we eat can be very dangerous and can cause many health problems. Sometimes very healthy food loses reputation because of the misinformation and false belief. In order to avoid this, here’s the top 5 nutrition myths that you must not believe:
Myth #1 – Drinking regular soda is bad, but diet one is okay – 1 Can of classic Coca-Cola has 143 calories while diet Coke has 0. That sounds awesome right? No calories in your body means no weight gain.. Wrong! It’s a myth that the people use to justify their soda consumption. “Oh I’ll have diet coke, I’m trying to be healthy” – That’s not how it works unfortunately. No matter how much we love the taste, it’s bad for you.
Died soda messes up your metabolism. According to the study that was done in University of Minnesota 4 years ago, drinking one can of diet soda increases the metabolic syndrome by 34%. As the study from Harvard University shows, consuming diet soda is linked to the kidney diseases as well. It is also very acidic since it has pH and it causes teeth rotting. There are lots of other studies done on diet sodas and none of them showed any benefit for our bodies. Try to avoid it and replace it with other less harmful drinks.
We all have goals in life and we all plan for the future. We all have resolutions like losing weight, getting a better job, graduating from college or even simple ones like reading one book a week or hosting an awesome Christmas party. We plan to do them. We decide that we really want to achieve them and then when some time passes, we just give up. What happened? The thing is, as you might already know, sticking with plans is not easy at all. If it was, everyone would achieve their goals and we would have a very happy society. In reality, majority of people fail achieving their goals. So, how can we stick with plans and push ourselves till the finish line? Here are some rules:
Rule # 1 – Be realistic – Ask yourself: “Can I really do that?”. While I don’t want you to limit yourself mentally, setting unrealistic goals can be a primary reason of failing to achieve them. Lets say you deciding that you enjoy jogging a lot and you would like to increase distance in the future and run longer and longer. You run 2 miles a day and then you decide that you want to run a 26 mile long marathon in two months. It’s an awesome idea to run a marathon, but it takes at least a year to train for a marathon that long.
Everyone loves snacks. They are great when we are hungry, when we hang out with friends, watch something and even when we just want to have something tasty. We enjoy having them, but most of the popular snacks are so bad for your health that you should start saying no to them. Some of them are obviously unhealthy and the people are aware what they are putting in their bodies, but there are also snacks that might seem healthy, but in reality they are one of the worst food and eating them won’t have a good consequences. Here’s the list of 10 unhealthy snacks that you should never eat and replace it with other healthier option.
1. Potato Chips – Everyone’s favorite, but the hard truth is there’s absolutely nothing good about them. Enter the first of our 10 worst snacks for the health. High in fat, the unhealthiest kind of carbs, saturated with salt and extremely addictive. Here’s a hidden danger – did you know when you fry potatoes they alter chemically and show signs of a substance that’s proven to cause nerve damage? It’s true. Scary. huh?
2. Roasted Nuts - Most roasted nuts come seasoned with salt and honey too. Bad idea, for the health conscious. Recent studies have even questioned the protein content of roasted nuts, suggesting the roasting process strips them of much of the healthy protein. Either way the harm they deliver is too great to be eaten with any sort of regularity.
The popularity of processed food is going up. The main reason is that it’s convenient and affordable. However, with all the sugar, salt, preservatives and fat, processed food are not something you want to eat if you want to be healthy. Even though the temptation is strong and many times it’s much simpler to eat them than go for a healthy alternative, you should try to avoid them. What kinds of processed food are the worst? Here’s the top 10:
Chicken Nuggets – They are readily available, mouthwatering and tasty. However, they are bad for you. You would rather consume grilled skinless chicken breast or chicken strips if you want to eat chicken meat. Whether you buy them from your local restaurant or out of your freezer, chicken nuggets are high in preservatives, fat and salt and has no benefit for your body.
French Fries – Extremely popular, but very few realize the amount of calories contained even in the smallest serving of French fries. Besides high calories, it offers very little nutritional value for your body. Try to avoid eating french fries as they are linked to obesity and raised blood sugar level.