The Truth About 3 Big Diet Myths
Carbs Make You Fat
The popular belief of carbohydrates adding unwanted body weight is not fully accurate. Sure, it’s important to limit your intake of refined white bread and pasta with no nutritional values but make sure you are getting your daily doses of healthy carbs – like whole grains, veggies, fruit and beans. It’s also important to note that a low carb/no carb diet is difficult to stick with in the long run; you may initially lose weight because you may be eating less, but over time you won’t keep the weight off. That’s why it’s best to incorporate healthy carbs into your everyday life.
Heated Food from Microwaves is Unsafe to Consume
When we think of radiation, images of big, scary nuclear power plants and unsafe chemicals flood our mind. It’s logical to think that this kind of radiation is associated with your kitchen microwave. But in reality, heating up our TV dinner is perfectly safe. A microwave radiation is much less than a gamma ray or an x-ray. Heating occurs inside the food, so really microwave cooking is not a whole lot different than any other heating method.
Go Gluten-Free! You’ll Have More Energy!
With gluten-free options becoming increasingly popular, it’s easy to get wrapped up and influenced by some of the health benefits it provides for people who are gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease. For people with these health problems, it does increase their energy, because of how badly they were feeling before diagnosis. However, people who don’t medical reasons for eating gluten receive no benefit from going on a gluten-free diet.