No doubt we are inundated every day with new diet info and eating trends.
Well, here are 5 common healthy eating myths that you should ignore starting today, according to Food & Wine.
Myth #1: Eat fruit only in the morning. Not all fruits are created equal. Bananas, pineapple, and watermelon all have high natural sugar content which could cause a blood sugar spike. Pair fruit with protein or fat for long-lasting energy.
Myth #2: Snacking speeds up your metabolism. Actually, your metabolic rate is determined by what you eat not how often you eat. Instead, focus on nutrient-enriched foods.
Myth #3: Coconut oil melts fat. While coconut oil has a reputation for being useful for a variety of things from cooking to make up removal, experts say don’t be fooled by claims that simply consuming coconut oil will miraculously burn fat. It won’t. Not to mention, they say because of its calories and fats, it should be consumed in moderation.
Myth #4: Eating carbs at night leads to weight gain. According to Bob Harper, your body can metabolize and digest carbohydrates at any time of the day. Limiting them can throw off blood sugar levels.
Myth #5: Juicing is good for weight loss. Juicing is good for getting more vegetables in your diet, but you could be missing out on protein, fiber, and fat. You should eat other vegetables to get all the nutrients you need to live a healthy lifestyle.
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