We’ve all been there:
Reading countless of articles and books on weight nutrition, but did you know that most of what’s written out there, are just some big weight loss nutrition myths?
Here are the top 7 weight loss nutrition myths:
Eating Carbohydrates make you fat
Carbohydrates may have immediate effects on your weight loss, but not all carbs are created equal. Your body uses these carbs for energy to get your through many activities throughout the day. They are necessary for your body, which is why the Adkins diet isn’t around too much anymore. The key is to choose the good carbs. Good Carbs are whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. Stay away from any refined carbohydrates.
Sea Salt is healthier then regular salt
Many people believe that sea salt is much healthier for you then regular salt. This is a nutrition myth; regular table salt comes from a mine and contains around 2,300 milligrams of sodium per teaspoon. Sea Salt contains the exact amount of sodium. They are identical, and should be used as little as possible.
Diet Soda isn’t bad
You may believe this because millions of dollars are spend every year in advertising that diet soda is healthy. They convince you that It contains 0 sugar, 0 fat, 0 everything. The truth in that is that it may contain 0 sugar, but replace the sugar with artificial sweeteners. A study done at University of Texas found out that people were more 40 percent more likely to become obese by consuming as little as 3 diet sodas per week. That is less then one every other day! If you think your doing you body a favor by drinking diet soda, think again.
Eggs will raise your cholesterol
The ultimate nutrition myth, which started because egg yolks have the most concentrated amount of cholesterol of any food. Although there is not enough cholesterol in them to pose health risks if eggs are eaten in moderation. Moderation is the key to this myth. Studies have shown that you can eat one egg per day and it will not raise cholesterol levels. Is one egg not enough for you? Mix it with egg whites. Wake Forest University researchers reviewed more than 30 egg studies and found no link between egg consumption and heart disease, and a study in Saint Louis found that eating eggs for breakfast could decrease your calorie intake for the remainder of the day. Remember over eating anything is not good for your body, and too much of anything can cause negative results, so eat eggs in moderation, and your cholesterol levels won’t mind.
You can fight stress with Junk Food
Although you might believe that you feel better while your eating junk food, it has negative effects on your body. It might feel comforting at the moment. Many of these foods are high in fats, sugars, and carbs. Those ingredients are proven to have negative effects on your body, and once the sugar high wears off your back to were you started. You might be able to fight stress with junk food for a small period of time, but A better way to fight stress is with exercise, let out your endorphins on the treadmill or the bench press and you will feel much better about yourself and situation in the long run.
Chocolate isn’t good for you
Believe it or not but chocolate is produced from a plant! Cocoa is a plant-based flow and it releases feel-good endorphins. Yes, you read that correctly it releases feel-good endorphins. Chocolate actually can make you feel good, while it helps increase your good cholesterol (HDL). Although not all chocolate was created equal! Milk chocolate contains much more sugar then the cocoa. Your best bet is to look for dark chocolate with 60% cocoa or greater.
The Best Source of Vitamin C is an Orange
An orange may be a great source of Vitamin C, and the most popular source it is not the best source. There are many foods that contain much more vitamin c with fewer calories then oranges. One orange is about 70 calories and provides you with about 70 mg of Vitamin C. Try out these sources which product a greater Vitamin C to calorie ratio then oranges. Papaya, Brussels sprouts, Strawberries, Broccoli, Red Bell Pepper, green sweet pepper, and Kiwi.