Myth: Chocolate causes Acne
Truth: Years ago I believed so too but studies have proven that the two have no connection at all. So now you can fearlessly eat chocolate, unless you are trying to get in the size zero mode of course. You may gain a bit of weight but not even a zit on your face can be contributed to by the humbly delicious chocolate.
Myth : Heating Olive Oil Spoils it, you can’t cook Olive Oil
Truth: It Does not matter! Cooking olive oil does not alter it at all. You may not be able to get the oily feel out of the food being cooked in Olive oil but certainly you can cook in Olive oil. Try Indian cooking too! It is surprisingly stable unless you really burn it to its burning point , which apparently for olive oil is quite high – Say around 405 degrees Fahrenheit. Need we say more?
Myth : Artificial Sweeteners help you lose weight
Truth : Now the rats in the Purdue University of Indiana did get fatter when they consumed Artificial Sweeteners. Basically, it has been proven that sweeteners break down the link between the taste and the sugars thereby making you fatter over a long period of time. Seems Bipasha Basu endorsing the sweeteners is fit because of aerobics and working out – certainly not because of the sweeteners!
Myth: Apples are awesome and as good for you as they were some years ago!
Truth: An apple in 1940 contained three times as much iron as today’s supplies. So the Apple that ‘WAS’ is not the Apple that ‘IS’. This mainly happens because of growing the same crops over the same soil again and again! No wonder the agriculturists keep harping about crop rotation!
Myth : Fruit Juices are made of Fruit
Truth: So the next time you are sipping fruit juice thinking you are drinking liquid fruit, remember that all you are consuming, is sugars. Nothing much of the fruit is left after the pulp has been squeezed out. So even if it says, it is 100 % Fruit juice, know that it is 100% Fruit Sugars!
Myth : Brown Bread Vs White Bread – Brown Wins!
Truth: Not every brown bread is made out of whole grain. A lot of brown bread in the market is brown due to the various coloring agents and preservatives. So every brown bread that you are eating is not healthy but may be more harmful than the white bread itself. You need to know how trust worthy the bakery is before you choose the brown bread for your health!
Myth: Eating late at night is bad for your health and makes you Fat
Truth: Nothing like this is true. You put on weight when you eat more calories than you can burn during the day. Eating at night or wee hours of the morning does not matter. What makes the difference to the weight is how much you have eaten and what you have chosen to eat. So, be it day or night, eating small portions of food that has been calorific-ally balanced is important.
Myth: Veggies should be fresh. Frozen veggies are of no use!
Truth: It is in fact the other way around. Actually, the fruit or the vegetable starts loosing its nutritional value , the moment it is picked up from the farm. By the time the fresh veggies and fruits reach the grocery store, they have become a waste any ways. On the other hand, veggies and fruits picked up from the farm are directly preserved and frozen , making them retain more of nutrition and hence a better nutritive value. You can still make your choice after you have read this!
Myth: Honey is better than Sugar
Truth: Honey contains fructose, which causes obesity and diabetes if consumed in excessive quantities. it may be a better option than sugar for some, but the fact is that honey has more calories packed in a spoonful than a spoonful of sugar.
Eat right and Eat at the right time ! That is the only mantra that you can blindly follow for good health. In the magnificent “Era of Adulteration” prevalent today, you can seriously doubt the purity of the drinking water being supplied. Careful and cautious, we can live a healthy life for sure!