9 Food Myths Decoded
Eating a burger won't kill you. Bread is your friend. Organic is not always the best. Fried food is not your enemy. Don't be surprised that fried foods, burger, and beer have a healthy spot in our diet! Here's a list of 9 food myths that we have heard...
1. FRIED FOOD MAKES YOU FAT
Deep frying is as healthy as sauteing. When properly deep fried, food soaks up minimal oil.
2. GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH IS BETTER THAN A BURGER
A grilled chicken sandwich contains 350 calories while a burger contains 250 calories. Additionally, grilled chicken has more sodium. According to cardiologists, many restaurants use chicken that has been injected with a salt water solution to keep the chicken moist. Do you still prefer grilled chicken?
3.ORGANIC PACKS MORE NUTRIENTS THAN THE CONVENTIONAL KIND
Save your money to get the conventional kind. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that organic products have no nutritional advantage over their conventionally grown counterparts. Although conventional kind does have chemicals, there is no actual studies nor researchs that state that these chemicals are harmful to our bodies.
4. BROWN EGGS ARE BETTER THAN WHITE EGGS
Both eggs have the same nutritional breakdown, they just come from a different breed of hen.
5. EATING MORE FRUITS HELP YOU SLIM DOWN
Fruit is high in vitamins and fiber. Take a banana as an example. It has the same number of calories as two chocolate chip cookies.
6. HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS WORSE THAN SUGAR
High fructose corn syrup doesn't pave the way to weight gain any more than regular sugar. When we buy products, just be careful and watch out for "dextrose", "maltose", "beet sugar", and "fruit juice concentrate". These are labels of added sugar.
7. WHEAT IS BAD
Wheat is packed with important nutrients like folate.
8. RAW VEGGIES ARE BETTER THAN COOKED
Cooking vegetables can increase their nutritional value. Cooking also unlock beta carotene. Studies have found that by cooking tomatoes for half an hour, it increased their cancer fighting lycopene content by 35%.
9. SPRINKING ON LESS SALT KEEPS SODIUM IN CHECK
90% of the sodium in our diets (in America) comes from restaurant and processed foods. Try reading labels. Go for breads with fewer than 100 milligrams a slice and soups with less than 140 milligrams per serving.