There are many food myths that are often spoken about through-out the media and news here are a few myths commonly heard and the truth behind them!
- Myth: Eggs are bad for you because they are high in fat and cholesterol.
Answer: The latest research has shown that they don’t actually contribute to high cholesterol levels. In fact, eggs are an inexpensive source of many nutrients, including zinc and iron, antioxidants lutein and vitamin D. Try and keep cholesterol in check by monitoring saturated fat in your diet.
- Myth: Grazing on mini meals throughout the day keeps your metabolism stoked and helps you control your weight better than eating fewer, larger meals.
Answer: Our metabolisms rev up slightly each time we eat, as our bodies process what we’ve consumed. By having many mini meals instead of fewer, larger ones, we move our metabolism into a higher gear more often and can potentially burn a few more calories. But “the calorie difference is so small it doesn’t add up to a hill of beans,” says John Foreyt, Ph.D., director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. However, snacking between meals may help some dieters by keeping them from getting overly hungry and eating too many calories when they finally sit down to a meal. Bottom line: Choose the eating pattern that works best for you.
- Myth: One of the most prevalent food-related myths is that fresh food is always healthier and more nutritious than frozen.
Answer: In fact, frozen fruits and vegetables are often ‘flash frozen’ within a few hours of being picked, locking in their freshness. Compare this to fresh foods, which can spend days, if not weeks, being transported around and sitting on supermarket shelves. And on top of that fact that frozen food is often cheaper and easier to store than fresh.
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