Information about where the food is healthy and what is not, is scattered everywhere. “With all this information, it is easy to make you misunderstand, the right foods for you choose,” said Robert J. Davis, PhD, Professor at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and author of coffee is good for you.
Here the feedback of experts will help you to understand exactly where the information is correct and what myths unhealthy diet and.
Myth: The red wine is the key to a healthy heart.
Fact: If people will talk about heart health, red wine often celebrated. But the discovery of the University of Texas, said that while moderate wine drinkers live longer than those who do not drink wine, drink wine, heart condition, was no better than those of beer or other alcoholic beverages are preferred.
“The report on the antioxidant power of red wine, which may be too large,” said Arthur Klatsky, MD, senior cardiology consultant at Kaiser Permanente.
Alcohol itself may increase levels of HDL, or good cholesterol. “Can sweep the molecule-molecule plaque in the arteries,” Dr. Klatsky said.
“This will reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause strokes and heart attacks.” Do you prefer beer or wine, limit consumption just two glasses a day.
Myth: Organic products packs more nutritional than conventional products.
Fact: Though buying organic fruits and vegetables helps the environment to protect, research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that organic products are not necessarily more nutritious than non-organic products.
However, non-organic products contain more chemical residues. Not to mention the research that definitively prove that the amount of chemicals that we eat cause no harm.
Many studies linked pesticides with specific diseases and it is affected because of the profession of farmers by pesticide exposure in large numbers, Davis said.
Myth: grilled chicken sandwich is better than a burger.
The fact is your favorite food apparently healthy does not only contain more calories than a simple burger (350 vs. 250), but also contains more salt.
“There are restaurants that use chicken that has been injected with a saline solution as a preservative,” said Stephen Sinatra, MD, a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and author of The Fast Food Diet.
Chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato and mayo contain more than 1,300 milligrams of sodium. This amount is more than twice the amount contained in a simple burger, and more than half of the recommended daily amount.
Myth: Wheat is evil.
Fact: People who say such things that relate to the content of gluten in wheat. But not everyone has celiac disease or gluten sensitive, so do not need to avoid any wheat.
“Wheat contains many important nutrients, including folic acid and fiber, which can help your diet program,” says Jessica Crandall, RD, a dietitian in Denver and spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Myth: Raw vegetables are always better than cooked vegetables.
Fact: It is not always so. “In addition to the production of vegetables tastier cooking also to increase their nutritional value,” Tammy Roberts, RD said, a nutrition and health education specialist at the University of Missouri Extension.
Cornell University scientists have discovered that tomatoes can cook for half an hour to increase the levels of lycopene to 35 percent. Lycopene is a nutrient that can help the fight against cancer. Cooking also increase the levels of other nutrients, such as beta-carotene in the corn and carrots.
On the other hand, water-soluble vitamins, including vitamin C, will be destroyed usually by heat. “In order to meet all your needs, eating a variety of vegetables,” said Roberts.
Myth: Fructose Corn Syrup worse than sugar.
Fact: Experts in the United States, said that the same fructose syrup with other sweeteners in terms of the cause of weight gain.
“From a biochemical standpoint, fructose syrup as sucrose is no different, or table sugar,” says Marion Nestle, PhD, professor of nutrition and public health at New York University.
“They have the same number of calories and the body processes both in the same way.”
Myth: Fried foods make you fat.
Fact: “Fried foods can be just as healthy as the food was the pan fried,” says Harold McGee, author of over eating and cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. “When fried in the right way, the food will absorb the oil to a minimum.”
Case in point: chicken leg contains only 16 calories more when fried instead of baked. That’s because the intense heat, the moisture evaporates causes in the diet, a vapor pressure blocked the entry of oil and calories to create.
To create this effect, heat the oil should 325-350 degrees Celsius for most foods, such as chicken, and 375 to 400 degrees for the smaller meals, as his potato wedges.
Myth: You can eat fruit help you slim.
Fact: Fruits contain vitamins and fiber. However, it also contains calories and sugar, which when consumed could derail a diet plan more. A banana, for example, has the same number of calories with two chocolate chip cookies, which is about 100 calories.
If you want to slim, you should include four servings of fruit to eat every day along with protein sources like beans and Greek yogurt.