6 Health-related Myths you still believe in!

When it comes to health, nutrition, calories, carbs, diets, everyone tries to guide you in some of the other. With a lot of information available everywhere, it is very difficult to understand what’s right and what’s wrong. Here we are going to debunk a few nutritional, diet and health myths you thought were true!

A juice detoxifies you after binge eating

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Organs like liver, gastronomical tract and kidneys help in removing toxins and harmful chemicals from your body — juices do not help these organs to hurry the detoxification process. These health myths sometimes also lead us towards few sugary fruits which are as bad as soft drinks. And while some juices are just fine, they don’t provide anything that you wouldn’t get by eating the whole components instead.

 

Sources: Tech Insider, Business Insider (1, 2, 3)

Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar

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Brown Sugar isn’t more “natural” or healthier than the white sugar. The sticky syrup called molasses is retained in brown sugar which brings the brown colour. It will ultimately give you a white sugar if it is refined more.
As far as your body is concerned, white and brown sugar are one-in-the-same.

Sources: Business Insider,”The dispensatory of the United States of America,” Self Nutrition Data

Taking your vitamins will keep you healthy

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Do you seriously think that one pill of the vitamin can provide you with all the health required? They actually don’t work that way. In some cases of research, it is found that vitamins can increase the risk of various cancers. These type of health myths can cause serious damage to out body. 

Sources: Business Insider, Scientific American

Go for the greens

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Yes, greens are healthy but don’t just stick to it. Look further to the rainbow! Colourful veggies have phytonutrients in them which are missing in the greens. Lycopene found in Red tomatoes lower risk of heart diseases, antioxidants found in purple veggies like eggplant improves brain function.
We bet you thought these were true, don’t just believe on everything that’s said to you when it comes to health and fitness. Make sure you look beyond, research a little and get the right information. Now go and bust these myths for your friends and stop them from believing them!

Eating fats make you fat

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‘So many women still fear eating fat, stemming from the low fat craze that captivated the public in the 80s and 90s. But we got it wrong,’ says Michelle Cady, integrative nutrition health coach of FitVista.com. There are many healthy fats like olive oil, walnuts, avocados, that are full of body-boosting benefits, still, we fear that eating fat is going to make us fat, even though it’s a total myth.
When you increase the intake of healthy fats and lower the consumption of carbs, it will teach your body to burn off extra body fat and do not rely on carbs, sugar and glucose. This not only stabilizes your sugar but also keep you satiated for a long time. 

You can’t get enough protein on a vegetarian or vegan diet

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Is poultry, beef, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, and other animal-derived options the only source of protein. Well, no. You can easily get protein supplies through plans. Make sure you incorporate proteins in every meal.
Soybeans contain 17 gm of proteins per cup, you can not just stir fry them but also blend them into a smoothie.

 

We bet you thought these were true, don’t just believe on everything that’s said to you when it comes to health and fitness. Make sure you look beyond, research a little and get the right information. Now go and bust these myths for your friends and stop them from believing them!

 

 

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