Popular Food Fads You Should Not Believe

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08.18.2021

Over the years, we have come to believe some things to be true about certain foods, while some things to be false. Food fads are rampant. They can interfere with healthy living and take us down a road that leads to bad health in the long run.

Here are some of the common food fads that are circulating around right now. Remember, these are all false, so make sure you understand how these can affect you.

1. Fruit juices are as good as fresh fruits

Many people prefer to drink fruit juices as compared to eating fresh fruit. Cold juice is a lot more refreshing than eating fruits. However, juicing removes the healthy fiber content of fruits, though it still retains the vitamins and minerals that are present in the fruit. Fiber is an important part of our diet, and helps to keep our cholesterol low and bowels healthy. When possible, opt for fresh fruit rather than fruit juice.

2. Coconut oil is good for you

This has been a controversial topic for quite sometime now, but things are now getting clearer. It was previously believed that coconut oil is good for you, but there does not appear to be any scientific evidence to support that. In fact, coconut oil is loaded with harmful saturated fats that are responsible for the clogging up of the heart arteries. The American Heart Association issued a statement recently debunking the health benefits of coconut oil, stating that is does more harm than good. When possible, use olive oil or rice bran oil.

3. A gluten free diet is better for health

This is a popular food fad. There is absolutely no truth in the statement that gluten free food is good for you and healthier than regular food. In fact, gluten free food is only good for those who have gluten intolerance or a condition called coeliac disease. Opt for whole wheat items instead as a healthy food choice. In fact, make sure you choose a diet that is high in soluble fiber, as this has a number of properties of protecting your heart.

4. Eggs are bad for you

While the yolks in eggs can increase cholesterol levels to an extent, they do not seem to do so in worrying levels at all. Instead, they are packed with vitamins and good fats along with the highest quality protein. Try and limit yourself to no more than 3 yolks a week.

5. Anti-oxidant supplements are better

Using anti-oxidant supplements are in no way superior to eating fruits and vegetables that contain them. In fact, it is better to opt for natural sources due to the added benefits they have. Keep your choice of vegetables colorful and expand your choice and variety in your cooking.

Closing Remarks

Food fads are many. Seek advice from the right sources before you start believing them.



Source by Dr Vivek Baliga

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