Are you fending off cheese as it’s awful for your heart? Or not consuming white foods in case they turn you obese?
Australian dietician Fiona Tuck has busted the 5 main fitness myths, which you should ditch at the moment.
Myth one: Cheese damages your heart
Cheese bags a terrible name for resulting in mayhem for heart physical condition but Tuck clarified that this is just not the case.
“Cheese provides a valuable source of nutrients such as protein, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin K2 and vitamin B12,” she said.
“Munching through 40 grams of cheese daily can dramatically cut the chance of developing heart disease by a staggering 14 per cent.”
“The rich nutrient profile of cheese is thought to be what helps protect the body from heart disease, in particular, the vitamin K2 content,” Tuck added.
Myth two: You must have small normal meals
Many common diets suggest having lots of small meals repeatedly to keep your metabolic process from loosening up.
“If we go without food for long periods of time our metabolism can drop as part of our survival mechanism, but it takes three days of zero food for your BMR to drop a mere eight per cent,” she added.
“Eating every couple of hours or not eating at certain times of the day will have no impact on weight loss, it simply comes down to calories in and calories out.”
Myth three: White foods will make you fat
While it is true that sugar and refined carbohydrates can lead you to put on weight, Tuck stated that this doesn’t represent you have to forbid them completely.
“Eating potatoes and pasta (often demonised by the Paleo and Ketogenic diet carb phobic community) will not prevent us from losing weight, provided we are not eating more than our body really needs,” she said.
Tuck added that a lot of white foods like onions and cauliflower are crammed with nutrients and fibre that we require.
Myth four: Olive oil becomes carcinogenic when heated
Tuck explained: “While EVOO has a lower smoke point than some vegetable oils the high antioxidant content protects the oil from oxidation (breaking down), thereby making it a safe oil to use during cooking.”
But, she stated that hotter the extra Virgin olive oil is, the extra inhibitors it loses while preparation.
Myth five: You must eat fruit on an empty stomach
It’s stated that fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach, or else, it assembles in the stomach and rots.
But, Tuck said that this is just not factual: “Fruit or any food doesn’t rot in the stomach. The stomach breaks down food in order for it to be passed into the small intestine for absorption,” she added.