Nutritional advice is everywhere these days. They are often offered Recommendations that often contradict each other or are inaccurate.Nutritional science advances every daybut not everything is known yet and the experts can’t wait to know every last detail in order to make recommendations, because we have to make decisions and feed us every day.
Sometimes a simple lab finding based on partial datais repeated by one and the other until it becomes dogma. Likewise It is characteristic of science that existing ideas are modified as discoveries are made. A few decades ago in Spain, olive oil was replaced by margarine because it was believed to be better for cholesterol levels…
On the other hand there is disruptive factors. Create smart writers very original theories to stand out by overemphasizing fewer details. In other cases they are business interests those who prefer Spreading wrong ideas. In this article, we analyze some common beliefs about food that are actually not true.
1. Five servings of fruits and vegetables are not enough
What the health authorities recommend as ideal is a nutritional minimum.
This is shown by the latest studies for healing effects through plant foods It is necessary to consume about ten servings Daily.
Each serving is about what fits in one or two hands for leafy greens.
2. Fortified products are not better
The food industry adds minerals, vitamins or fatty acids to make their products more attractive and to recover some of the nutrients lost during processing. but Whole foods, more complete and less denatured, outperforms them.
3. Three liters of water a day are not necessary
The recommendations on The amount of water to drink has increased and it is no longer strange to hear that three liters are required daily.
That needs to be clarified much of it is obtained from food.
Just in case temperature be elevated or to do exercise it is necessary to consume more than a liter and a half.
4. Fat doesn’t always cause disease
Only when consuming the less beneficial variety (hydrogenated and saturated) and in excess causes cardiovascular pathologies.
Fat provides energy up to one 30% with a balanced dietand, when unsaturated, essential substances for the endocrine system and the immune system.
5. Red wine isn’t as healthy as people say it is
Resveratrol and other polyphenols protect the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of cancer. But these substances are characteristic of the black grapenot just wine.
Alcohol can improve blood circulation but affect the nervous system. It is known that drinking more than one glass of wine a day is harmful.
6. A certain amount of salt is required
Salt (sodium) has the property of absorbing and absorbing liquids has been linked to high blood pressure and obesity.
But the truth is that this is only the case in 15 to 30% of casesin people who are sensitive to sodium.
It is generally recommended consume no more than six grams of salt per day, preferably sea salt and unrefined.
7. There is no such thing as an ideal diet
Before changing your diet, it is worth doing some research on the subject until we find the opposite argument, if possible, to see which one convinces us more.
It is useful Keep an open mind and dare to value yourself which suggestions are interesting to increase well-being and prevent diseases.
In fact, the diversity of nutritional theories and recommendations is not a problem but an advantage because it gives us the freedom to choose.
8. Fructose is not a panacea
double sweetness: Half the usual amount of sugar is sufficient. For the same reason Calories are halved.
Likewise its absorption rate is slow hence it is indicated for diabetics.
But it requires more work for the liverhence it is not recommended for those affected.
9. Soy milk is not a substitute for cow’s milk
Cow and soy milk provide a similar amount of protein and can be used in a similar way.
Cow’s milk is often substituted for soy milk because it causes fewer intolerances, contains beneficial phytoestrogens, and its fats are not saturated, but Soy doesn’t provide the same amounts of calcium or vitamins B2 and B12. Therefore, this property must be taken into account in a vegetarian or vegan diet.
10. Eggs aren’t that bad for cholesterol
That a lot of cholesterol in the yolk of the egg has resulted in the recommended amount being limited.
But cholesterolemia is due to a general imbalance in the diet or a dysfunction of the organism. Who cares about the type of fat you consume? and generally eat a balanced diet can you eat another egg.
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