Healthy eating is one of the most important factors in achieving optimal health. There are lots of misconceptions about the food we eat, what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat, calories counting, identifying food labels, that it’s so confusing and difficult to maintain a balanced diet. Healthy eating and nutritional advice are abound all around us from friends, family, the internet, it’s all been thrown at us day in day out, but that doesn’t mean they are all true.
Nutritional research changes with the speed of light. One research might say potatoes are good for your health and another might say it’s bad which makes it more confusing when deciding on healthy food choices, to know what is actually true and what is not. Some food has been given a permanent bad name but are they really bad?. The following are food myths that you need to throw out of the window when making healthy food choices:
- Eggs are not healthy(myth): Eggs are rich in protein, one egg per day is fine
- Fats are Bad (myth): Good fats like olive oil and avocado are heart healthy.
- Coffee is bad for you (myth): Exclude sugar and milk from your coffee and reap the heart-healthy health benefits.
- Shrimps are bad(myth): Rich in Vitamin D, Shrimps are good for your heart
- Frozen foods are unhealthy (myth): Frozen fruits and vegetables flash frozen to keep the freshness intact is healthy.