‘Health’ Food Myths

‘Health’ Food Myths

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Foodie myths coming your way………
PEANUT BUTTER ISN’T HEALTHY
When did peanut butter become a ‘health’ food??
Full of calories, usually sugar and fat too. If you’re looking to lose body fat it’s probably not the best option to go for. You might be eating a rice cake with a tablespoon of peanut butter on it. You my friend, have just bumped your calories up by about 200calories per rice cake, if not more.
Don’t get fooled into thinking peanut butter will help you lose weight, because it more than likely won’t.
WHITE RICE ISN’T BAD FOR YOU!!!!
A lot of people will disagree, but let the haters hate, and hear me out.
If you control the amount of rice you eat, and don’t overeat (like everything else) then you will have no issue with rice, white or brown. The difference between the two is white is a slightly faster release of energy, and brown is slightly slower. Rice won’t make you gain body fat….UNLESS you overeat it! But that principle is the same with all foods!
EGG YOLKS AREN’T BAD FOR YOU!!
If you feel that eating egg yolks are bad due to cholesterol, you need to do your research on cholesterol. Google the difference between dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol, because it’s a pretty important part of the whole ‘cholesterol is bad for you’ debate. Egg yolks are full of amazing nutrients and healthy fats, and are really good for you.
FIBRE IS AWESOME!!
Fibrous foods are AMAZING!! Literally amazing. I definitely recommend aiming to increase your fibre intake through fruit and vegetables. Not only making you feel fuller for longer, (great for losing body fat), but also for a whole host of digestive benefits.
PROTEIN BARS ARE GLORIFIED CHOCOLATE BARS!!
This is a controversial one, especially as I eat protein bars regularly. I actually like them. But effectively guys, they are glorified chocolate bars. That’s it!! They usually have a similar amount of calories. Yes they have less sugar and more protein, and if you are eating excessive amounts of sugar, and still want a sweet hit, then it’s probably a good option. Yes, if you don’t get enough protein in your diet and need to increase it, the protein bars can do a great job. But if you’re in control of your sugar and protein through wholesome foods, you may as well have an actual chocolate bar as opposed to a protein bar. Cheaper, and roughly the same caloric value!
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