Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fact Vs. Fiction

Fact or fiction?
When you think of nutrition it's hard to find the "black and white". A lot of times you hear one thing and within the next week you find out that it's not as good as you thought. How can you possibly keep it all straight? Let's look into the common things people try to throw out there as nutritional myths.

-Eggs raise your cholesterol. Research shows that dietary cholesterol from eggs, you know the yellow part, may have a negligible effect on blood cholesterol. Yolks contain nutrients such as vitamin D, B12, choline, riboflavin and iron. Yolks, in moderation, can be a part of a healthy diet.
( checkout the article I posted In the group about eggs ! ) 

-Fat makes you fat. No excess calories make you fat. Food is food. Just like if you ate that fatty donut or had dessert you are not going to just gain weight. Now if you are over consuming these foods beyond your caloric intake then yes, you can gain weight. Fats are energy dense at nine calories per gram as compared to carbohydrates and proteins, which are both four calories per gram but this does not make them bad,

-Low carb diets make you lose weight. Complex carbohydrates such as fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes provide fuel for working muscles, supply glucose to the brain, and keep energy levels up! They are typically a good source of fiber, and provide essential vitamins and minerals. The key is to balance your meals with complex carbs, good-quality proteins and healthy fats and adhere to appropriate portion sizes.

-Stop eating at 6 pm to lose weight because fat gain happens at night. Here is the funny thing, your body doesn't know what time it is so why are you limiting your food at night? Here is what is the issue for many, you are eating the high calorie snack foods mindlessly watching tv. Yes, now eating without actually paying attention can cause you to mindlessly eat. If this is an issue for you, maybe having a time limit can work to break that behavior.

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