It is very confusing to know what to eat when trying to shed those extra kilos. Here are some conventional food choices you should consider and break the myths you know for a wise and healthy diet
- Myth 1: Brown bread is healthier than white bread
Brown bread can just be a result of the caramel coloring and nothing better than the white bread. If you’re looking for an alternative, go for ‘whole-wheat’ or ‘multi-grain’ breads which are made of unrefined wheat that has excess amount of fiber.
- Myth 2: Fresh food is always better than frozen ones
Frozen food can be as nutritious as the fresh produce because it is frozen right after picked, and when sending them to far away cities for selling, they can retain more nutrients than the fresh vegetables and fruits. Also, they cost less than the non-frozen ones.
- Myth 3: Consume as much healthy fat as you want
Yes, switching to olive oil from butter is beneficial for the heart and body since olive oil has monounsatured fat while butter contains artery-clogging saturated fat, but both have almost the same amount of calories per tablespoon (about 100-120). In fact, all fats have approximately the same number of calories, so you might want to hold back on the amount of ingestion.
- Myth 4: Chocolates are unhealthy
Not every chocolate is bad for your weight. Dark chocolate is an ultimate source of antioxidants that also reduce heart risks as the higher cocoa content has higher health benefits. So when feeling guilty about that chocolate bar, you need not worry!