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6 myths about healthy eating

6 myths about healthy eating


Article reviewed by Dr. Luana SAHIAN, General Medicine, Doctor in medical sciences, med consult & care

Healthy eating is often poorly understood. It is framed in all kinds of trends and trends that often have no connection with health. In an age when organic, organic or organic foods are on everyone's lips, we are removing 6 myths related to buying food!

Organic foods are always more nutritious!

Organic foods mean less pesticides and chemical fertilizers in their contents, but not necessarily more nutrients. They are "cleaner" only from this point of view. But if we think about it well, other products that are treated can be just as healthy.

For example, foods that need to be peeled (oranges, kiwi, potatoes, etc.) to be consumed are very good and without the bio label. Because most pesticides remain in the shell. Be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables very well before consuming them, whether they are organic or not!

Consume as many whole grains to be healthy and lose more weight!

Whole grains are considered healthier than refined because they are more natural. But this is not necessarily true. In addition, it is not advisable to consume 100% whole grains because they are very high in fiber. Excessive fiber consumption is harmful to the body. They absorb vitamins and minerals from the body and can lead to undernutrition.

Whole grains don't weaken you as much as some sources say. The products in them have the same number of calories as the refined cereals. They just contain more fiber that helps digestion and eliminate toxins. But if you do not need extra fibers, they will not help you much in weight.

Give up sweets completely!

It's an unhealthy proposition, say the specialists. This is applied especially among children. They should not be deprived of the sweet taste of cakes and ice cream. Some desserts are even beneficial for the growth of chicks.

It is important to make smart choices: to prepare as many of them as possible at home, and when you do not have time to give your child tasty and healthy sweets. For example, if you didn't make a cake with 100% natural ingredients, you could give them a piece of dark chocolate with raisins, for example. Or you can cut some fruit pieces and put them in yogurt, along with some nuts or nuts.

Products labeled "no saturated fat" or "100% natural" are healthier!

It's completely false. Healthy products are not just those without saturated fat. The product may also contain additives, flavors, sugar, salt or other ingredients that may harm the body. No fat means just no fat and so much!

And when it comes to the label "100% natural" you have to be very careful. For producers, sugar and salt are natural even if they are added to the product, but that does not mean that they are healthy. For them, 100% natural products are only those without artificial additives.

It is better to leave the children at home when you go shopping!

It is true that they can be more difficult with a child who lusts at everything he sees in the path and makes hysteria when you do not want to take something. But these can be very educational for children. You have the opportunity to learn more about healthy eating, but also about the value of money.

You can also take advantage of these moments by teaching the child some information about each food, product that you use in the kitchen. Thus the child becomes aware of their foods, their benefits and their disadvantages. And of course involving the child in a household activity such as shopping will make the child feel important by participating in the house's tasks.

Don't buy canned goods or frozen products because they are unhealthy!

A frozen strawberry will never be compared in appearance and taste to a juicy, fresh, just picked. But in terms of nutritional qualities it occupies the same place on the podium. It seems that sometimes frozen vegetables and fruits are even healthier. Experts say that by freezing, more nutrients are stored than when you leave them in the fridge for days and only then consume them.

In addition, it should be mentioned that vegetables and fruits are processed frequently a few hours after collection and thus avoiding their exposure to the sometimes harmful conditions of the transport environment (light, temperature, humidity, etc.).

When buying canned goods you must carefully read the label. As long as they do not contain harmful additives and sugar or excess salt, they are very healthy. Many are preserved in their own juice so they retain their nutritional values.

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