Nutrition Myths Debunked, Clean Cut Style

Top 10 Myth Busters You Need To Know

Did you know we go live on Facebook every Thursday at 12:00 pm EST?  You should pop on to say hello!  This week, we talked about nutrition myths.  You know, “Fat Free Is Better”, those kinds of lies we have been fed through the years.  Sometimes it’s hard to know what the truth is.  Well lucky you!  We love to research, and dig to the bottom of whats out there.  And in the end, science always wins with this stuff…Check out our Live video from this past week, grab some coffee with cream and get to the bottom of the myths!  #livecleancut

You Don’t Need to Eat Every 2–3 Hours

Some people believe that having smaller, more frequent meals may help them lose weight.  However, there are studies that suggest that meal size and frequency have no effect on fat burning or body weight.  Eating every 2–3 hours is actually inconvenient and completely unnecessary for most people.  Simply eat when you’re hungry and be sure to choose healthy and nutritious foods.


Eggs Are One of the Healthiest Foods You Can Eat 

Eggs have been unfairly demonized because their yolks are high in cholesterol.  New studies that include hundreds of thousands of people show that eggs have no effect on heart disease in healthy individuals   The truth is, eggs are one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods you can eat.


Speaking of Eggs, Cholesterol Isn’t the Enemy

What people generally refer to as “cholesterol” isn’t really cholesterol.  When people talk about the “bad” LDL  (Low-Density Lipoprotein) and “good” HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, they’re really talking about the proteins that carry cholesterol around in your blood.    The truth is, cholesterol is not the enemy. The main determinant for heart disease risk is the type of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol around —it’s not cholesterol itself.


Sugary Drinks Are the Most Fattening Product in the Modern Diet

Excess added sugar can be detrimental to health we know that! — and getting it in liquid form is even worse.  Your brain doesn’t register these calories, making you eat more calories overall.  


Fruit Juice Isn’t That Different From Sugary Soft Drinks

Many people believe that fruit juices are healthy because it comes from fruit.  Though fresh fruit juice may provide some of the antioxidants found in fruit, it contains just as much sugar as sugary soft drinks like Coca-Cola   As juice offers no chewing resistance and negligible amounts of fiber, it’s very easy to consume a lot of sugar.  A single cup of orange juice contains just as much sugar as 2 whole oranges


“Low-Fat” Doesn’t Mean Healthy

Numerous long-term studies suggest that it neither works for weight loss nor disease prevention   The trend led to a host of new, processed, low-fat foods. Because foods actually taste worse without the fat, manufacturers have added sugar and other additives instead.  Chemicals and additives have been shown to cause cancer and disease.  Lets stick with the healthy fats!


Calories Count — But You Don’t Necessarily Need to Count Them

Calories are important, they are energy.  Obesity is a matter of excess stored energy, or calories, accumulating in the form of body fat.  However, this doesn’t mean you need to monitor everything that enters your body and track or count calories.  Though calorie counting works for a lot of people, but many people lose weight without thinking about their calorie intake.  For example, eating more protein has been shown to lead to automatic calorie restriction and significant weight loss — without deliberately restricting calories 


Junk Food Can Be Addictive

Our food has changed over the past 100 years. These days, food engineers have found ways to make food so rewarding that your brain gets flooded with dopamine.  For this reason, some people can completely lose control over their consumption because they are truly addicted.


Organic or Gluten-Free Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Healthy

Both organic and gluten-free food is becoming increasingly popular.  Just because something is organic or gluten-free doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. Sugar, flour, chocolate etc come in the organic form.    Foods that are naturally gluten-free are fine, but a gluten-free processed foods are usually processed with unhealthy ingredients making them worse than gluten itself. Did you know OREOS ARE GLUTEN FREE?!  Most Gluten issues come from what has been sprayed on our wheat not the gluten itself.


Don’t Blame New Health Problems on Old Foods

The obesity epidemic started around 1980 and the type 2 diabetes epidemic followed soon after.  Some scientists blamed these epidemics on foods like red meat, eggs, and butter, etc.  These foods have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years.  The obesity epidemic relatively new.  It seems more sensible to suspect new foods to be the problem.  It always goes back to processed foods, trans fats, added sugars, refined grains, and vegetable oils that are the real problem.  Blaming new health problems on old foods simply doesn’t make sense.


Listen to Lori and Caren as they discuss these myths, have a few laughs and wait for Carens daughter to call from summer camp!

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