Myths And Misconceptions About Nutrition

Getting the right nutrition is the key to staying healthy and fit. But there are certain misconceptions about nutrition  and diet out there that continue to mislead a lot of people. Here are just some of them.

Myth: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast is generally considered by many as the most important meal of the day. But who would’ve thought that this may not necessarily be true. While eating breakfast may be setting you up for the energy you need for the rest of the day, it may not always be the best case especially when it comes to losing weight. Studies have shown that foregoing breakfast is effective in reducing your calorie intake. In fact, skipping breakfast in intermittent fasting has been linked to a number of benefits such as better blood sugar level control as well as a reduction in the number of inflammatory markers.

Myth: Skinny is healthy.

Since obesity is always linked to many health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and others, people tend to think that being skinny is healthy. You can remain thin and still be unhealthy. Malnutrition can be a problem for those who look skinny. When it comes to good health, having a healthy body weight, following a nutritious diet program, and maintaining an active lifestyle are the most important factors to bear in mind.

Myth: Zero-calorie sweeteners are good for your health.

Artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners aim to be a substitute for sugar and to appeal to the growing demand for low-calorie, low-carb, and sugar-free food products. While it may sound like a healthy alternative given that it aims to be an alternative to sugar without the calories, these non-nutritive sweeteners may actually do more harm than good. It has been known that these artificial sweeteners may have a negative effect on gut bacteria in the stomach. This in turn may increase the risk of type-2 diabetes through a shift on how your body may be regulating blood sugar.

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