The Truth About Nutrition Myths
April 5th, 2015 by

The Truth About Nutrition Myths

When browsing the Internet for information about food and good nutrition, it is important to be discerning about the information that you read

You might disagree but hear me out on this, there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to the topic of good nutrition. Much of what we read out there is opinion and not fact and it is dangerous to take opinions as the gospel truth.

You will want to be aware of the myths out there so that you only apply the right advice as it applies to your specific nutritional needs. One of the big myths is that eating fat will make you fat. The truth is that you will only put on weight if you consume too many calories. There is no other way that you will put on weight.

If you need only 2000 calories each day and you consistently eat more than this amount each day,  you will put on weight. This is regardless of how healthy those calories are. You must stick to the recommended amount of calories each day. Some people think that they can get away with eating more calories in protein, this is untrue and will only result in weight gain.

On the topic of fat, it is important to know that fat is unhealthy and causes other problems in the body besides weight gain. It is for this reason that many people speak out against eating too much fat. Not to confuse anyone, however there are good fats that are essential for
good health and these should not be confused as bad fats. The good fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, these fats people need to live healthily. Trans and saturated fats on the other hand are very bad and they should be severely restricted if not totally avoided if possible.

The good fats are found in foods such as flax seed oil, olive oil, fish oil, fish and seeds. People who do not know that these fats are good can be damaging their health without even realizing it. It is unbelievable just how many people are ignoring these fats simply because they have been led to believe that all fats are bad for them.

Another massive myth is that carbohydrates come directly from fat hell and that simply looking at foods that contain carbohydrates will make you swell up like a balloon. You only gain weight if you eat too many carbohydrates. Carbohydrates do for the body, what fuel does for your  car.

 

Your body needs carbohydrates and other nutrition elements in order to function properly

 

However, just like you would not over fill your tank with fuel, you should not over fill yourself with carbohydrates or any other kind of food for that matter.

Carbohydrates, similarly to fats have good and bad versions. If you are serious about your health then you should try to eat complex carbohydrates and restrict your intake of simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates include foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruit, brown rice and oatmeal. The bad or simple carbohydrates include processed foods, chips, sweets, sodas and white bread and white rice. Substitute these for complex carbohydrates and you will experience much better health results, moreover, you will feel fuller as they last longer in your body.

Put this to the test right away and start monitoring your calorie intake and you will soon see your weight improving. Vitamin and mineral supplementation is equally important and you should find minerals and vitamins that support your endeavor to lose weight. People often over eat because their bodies are lacking in vitamins and minerals.

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