Drink 2 litres of water every day. Don’t eat after 8 pm!
There are countless of rules about food and healthy living, but are they really worth following? It is important to know and understand why we do certain things instead of just following the masses. Join us in demystifying the myths of healthy eating habits.
Myth #1: Don’t Eat After 8 PM
Don’t eat after 8pm. Most of us know this famous golden rule; some even swear by it as a means to keep slim or lose weight.
Conventional wisdom has changed over the years. Yes, you may be taking in calories, but the time you eat has little or no influence on your weight or overall healthy. It is of course sensible to avoid a huge meal too close to bedtime to avoid discomfort. However there is definitely no need to go hungry – just be reasonable with your portions. Moderation is key.
Myth #2: Drink 2 Litres Of Water Every Day
Drink 2 litres or 8 glasses of water every day – this is what we have been taught growing up. Little did you know, no science confirms this belief because hydration needs are very individual. There is no specific recommendation regarding the daily amount of water people need.
The best thing you can do is to simply listen to your body. If you are thirsty, drink! Stay hydrated according to your level of activity and environment. For example, if you are outdoors under the scorching sun, your body inevitable prompts you to drink more water.
Myth #3: Do Not Drink More Than One Cup Of Coffee A Day
Many people believe that we should not have more than one cup of coffee each day. Insomnia, irritability, and heart palpitations have all been attributed to this addictive beverage.
Luckily for coffee lovers, there is no basis to this claim. Caffeine, found in coffee, is a natural stimulant. When you drink coffee, it is absorbed almost instantly and evacuated from your system within 5 hours. This means is it okay for you to have coffee throughout the day.
P.S. It is however a good idea to pay close attention to the amount of sugar that goes in your coffee!
Myth #4: Brown Sugar Is Healthier Than White Sugar
Another myth. Brown sugar is made from sugar and molasses, while white sugar is simply refined sugar. All granulated sugars have more or less the same nutritional values and contain about the same calories. Regardless of the types of sugar, you should always pay attention to your sugar intake because it can be harmful to your health in the long run.
Myth #5: Frozen Fruits And Vegetables Are Less Nutritious
Frozen fruits and vegetables can be just as nutritious as fresh ones, as long as they have been properly frozen soon after harvest! This is done through a technique called “deep freezing” which has been used for many years. It ensures that frozen foods retain most of their nutrients.
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Myth #6: Raw Vegetables Are Healthier Than Cooked Vegetables
Are raw vegetables really healthier than cooked ones? Well, not necessarily.
When cooked, the cell walls of vegetables soften, making it much easier for us to absorb their nutrients and digest them. And in some cases, more nutrients are released after a vegetable is cooked. In fact, carrots, mushrooms, asparagus, and capsicums (and many more) give us more antioxidants after being cooked! Having said that, this is only true if you steam or boil them.
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Myth #7: Chocolate Makes You Fat
Indeed, chocolate can make you gain weight, but only if you indulge it in excessively. After all it contains a lot of sugar, calories, and fat. You may be aware, though, that a little chocolate will do you good, especially dark chocolate with their antioxidants. More good news – chocolate is also a concentrate of magnesium, a nutrient crucial for keeping our bodies healthy and working, including relieving anxiety. How about that!
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