There are a couple of things we have heard as regards food that are actually not true: which foods to avoid and which to gorge on, which are carcinogenic and which cause acne, which are good for the heart and which are not, when to eat a particular food and when not to.
In this post we have 4 myths about food and drink that you should get to know about.
Microwaving Your Food Destroys The Nutrients
You must have heard that microwaving your food kills most nutrients in the food! Oh no! Your microwave is not the devil.
Although microwaving involves radiation, heating your food and vegies does not kill all the nutrients.
All form of cooking affects the nutrients in some way, as some nutrients can be heat sensitive.
Lightly microwaving food especially vegetables may actually help retain more nutrients than stove-top methods such as boiling.
Just make sure not to over-microwave your food to death. To avoid over or under cooking, get to know how strong your microwave is as they are all different.
Drink 8 glasses Of Water Everyday
You’ve probably heard the advice, “drink 8 glasses of water a day” this advice has been around for years, but your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are, where you live etc.
No single formula fits everyone, for some people fewer than 8 glasses a day might be enough, but other people might need more.
A Glass of Wine Every Day is Good For Your Health
Drinking red wine is good for your health; drinking red wine ‘everyday’ maybe not!
Wine has gained something of a reputation as a “healthy” alcohol.
However, despite some known beneficial effects of red wine to the heart, wine and alcohol consumption is still a potential risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the most common “rhythm alteration” of the heart. Wine drinking is also known to increase risk of serious health issues including Liver Cirrhosis, sudden cardiac arrest, alcoholic cardiomyopathy and cardiac rhythm disorders.
Eating Calories At Night Causes Weight Gain
It’s been an age long belief that eating at night causes weight gain.
Nutrition pioneer, Adele Davis, years ago gave the advice to “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”
But what we should know is that a calorie is a calorie, regardless of when you eat it, and that what causes weight gain is simply eating more calorie than you can burn.
So it does not matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight.”