Keeping your body healthy can be a difficult task. People tell you things and everyone seems to have an opinion on what is good or not. There are countless articles online that supposedly are giving you good advice on health. But sometimes it’s not that difficult to figure out what bad advice is and what not to listen to. Here are some bad myths about nutrition that the experts say you shouldn’t believe.
One of the biggest myths perpetuated in recent times is that there are no bad foods. If you do a reality check on this, you’ll find that comparing a Twinkie to an apple as a snack is just not right. As much as many people would like to believe, a Twinkie just isn’t as good for the body as an apple. Some foods are better than others, and some foods are bad for you. It doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat Twinkies again, you just have to know they’re not good for you.
You often hear that unrefined sugar should be used in place of ordinary sugar. The myth is that there’s a difference. Sugar is sugar and switching to unrefined sugar won’t give you the significant health impact you may believe. Following the recommended daily limit of sugars in your daily diet will get you better results.
Some people say that there is too much sugar in fruit. There is sugar in fruit, but it’s different than the kind you get in processed foods. Sugar from fruit comes in the form of glucose which our brain needs to function properly. Our muscles also need the glucose to perform exercise. In addition, the sugar in fruit is paired many other beneficial vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. There is no reason a healthy person should avoid fruit.
When it comes to a healthy diet most people know what’s bad and what’s good. Just be smart and use common sense.