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Misleading Myths About Food

A small amount of information about nutrient and food that you are convinced about is not right fully medically. That information is often just myth and bosh. The followings areĀ 8 misleading myths about food:

1. Sugar can cause diabetes

If you have diabetes, you need to pay attention to your consumption of sugar and carbohydrate to keep your blood sugar level. If you do not have diabetes, the consumption of sugar will not cause diabetes. The truth is that high calorie diet, including drinking and eating the sweets a lot, fatness, and never doing sport are the main factors for you to have diabetes type 2.

2. All fats are bad

All of you need fat because it can help the absorption of vitamin A, D, E, K, nerve transmission, and also help to keep the integrity of cell membrane. However, if you consume it too much, it can increase your weight and increase the risk for you to get heart disease and cancer. The truth is that not all fats are bad. Choose the good fat (unsaturated fat) that includes single and double unsaturated fat in your daily eating pattern. You can find the unsaturated fat in fish and beans.

3. Brown sugar is better than white sugar

Indeed, brown sugar contains a small amount of minerals. However, you can get benefit from mineral if you consume it in great quantities. The truth is that the difference of mineral in your daily consumption is not too significant.

4. Brown egg shell is more nutritious than the white egg shell

The color of egg shell can be colorful, but it is not related to quality, taste, and nutritious contents.

5. Reduce cholesterol by avoiding to eat seafood

In this case, the key is consuming seafood sufficiently because it contains cholesterol. Mostly, cholesterol level in your body is influenced by saturated fat and trans fatty acid. You can find both substances in red meat and canned goods, while trans fatty acid itself is in snack, fried food, or margarine that contains hydrogenated oil.

6. Avoid carbohydrate to lose your weight

The main message of low carbohydrate diet is that carbohydrate can fasten the insulin production, so it can increase your weight. However, limiting its consumption excessively can make your body be lack of carbohydrate for your daily activity. As the result, your body will burn carbohydrate reserve to get energy by releasing water. That is why, you will lose much water when you get low carbohydrate diet.

7. Avoid beans because they contain fat

Indeed, beans have high calorie. But, if you do not consume them too much, they are good for your health. It is known that they contain single and double unsaturated fat.

8. Pregnant mother should eat for two

The need of energy for everyone is different. The additional nutrient that is recommended for pregnant mother is about 100 kilo calories for the first trimester and 300 kilos calories for the second trimester. For example: a pregnant mother can eat fruit, yogurt, and some biscuits before sleeping.