Maintaining a healthy diet can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it. Most of the time all it takes is a little common sense to make the right choices on what to eat, and what to avoid. Most of us know what is good and bad for us, we of us just like to make excuses sometimes. Then there are also myths about healthy eating that can add to the confusion. Here are some common myths about healthy eating that just won’t go away.
How many times haven’t you heard about all the bad things that come with eating egg yolks. The egg white omelet became very popular because of this belief. Recently it has become clear that saturated fats and trans fats are more influential in raising blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol. So, while eggs do have cholesterol, they are low in saturated fats. What this means is eggs can be part of a healthy diet.
Just because the label says it’s Organic doesn’t automatically make it healthy. There are many snack foods that are made with Organic ingredients and have the Organic label, but they still have sugar, fat, and empty calories. Organic is typically better for you but you must still pick the right foods.
Low fat isn’t always the best way to go. The body needs fat and it’s a necessary part of a healthy diet. You can and should eat fat, just be mindful of the portions and you’ll be fine. The problem with low fat alternatives is that the fat in those products is often replaced with sugar or salt which can be worse for you that the original fat. Usually you’re better off eating a small serving of the full fat kind you can enjoy more.
Maintaining a healthy diet doesn’t always have to be complicated. Often it just takes a little common sense and reading the labels.