Everyone has his or her own beliefs. Some people believe in matter and the transitive property of logic.
Others believe we’re living in a simulation.
Today we are going to separate the nutrition myths from the nutrition facts, because sadly you can’t build the perfect body just by working out.
10 Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Following
Egg yolks are bad for you
Egg yolks are not bad for you. Of course too much of anything is bad for you, but 95% of the nutritional content in an egg comes from the yolk. All the calcium, B6, B12, Vitamins A, D, E, and K come from the yolk. Seriously, if you’re just going to eat egg whites, grab a protein shake instead.
Whole wheat is good for you
Whole wheat has the same glycemic index and is basically the same as white bread. The difference between the two is infinitesimal. You can check the Glycemic Index to verify/see this for yourself. Basically, you are eating a simple sugar with the same nutritional value as M&M’s.
Saturated Fat is Bad
For women, probably. For men, it depends on the amount. Saturated fat and testosterone are like best friends. But even your best friend can annoy you if he’s around too much.
Milk fat or meat fat is ok for you every now and then. Don’t make it a habit, but certainly don’t neglect it.
Artificial Sugars are good for you
Stick to raw honey and Stevia for your sugar needs.
These nuts have lots of protein
Nuts are great because they have good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in them. However, the protein quality in those nuts leaves a lot to be desired.
Don’t neglect eating them– just don’t walk around telling everybody “these nuts have lots of protein.”
Protein bars are good for you
Protein bars are usually filled with sugar and the protein quality is not great. Quest bars are your best bet; other than that, stick to real food not created in labs.
You can only process 30 grams of protein at one sitting
Pseudo-science at its finest. Basically, this myth revolves around a study saying that in 3-4 hours your body absorbs 30-40 grams of protein. Which is true.
What they didn’t understand that if you have more than that in your stomach, your body just keeps absorbing it later on in the day. Not pooping it out.
You can clear toxins from your body
Don’t buy products that “remove toxins from your body.” If you want, you can do a colon cleanse and sit in the bathroom all day weeping from the pain.
Fruit is bad for you
Anybody who tells you to stop eating fruit needs to get checked for a brain injury.
The difference between natural sugar and processed sugar is the difference between Blue Moon and Natty Light.
Do I even need to explain why fruit is good for you?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
It’s not. Yes, breakfast is delicious but there’s more than one way to build or sculpt a body. And sure, breakfast is said to jumpstart your metabolism, but a lot of fitness professionals now swear by intermittent fasting,
Truth be told, everybody and everybody is different and you have to find the balance and meal frequency that works for you.
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