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13 Biggest Lies the Media Feeds you about Nutrition

The great amount of information that the media is broadcasting on a daily basis is becoming more and more confusing, and it is no longer easy for a person to discover the truth about such an important thing to our health, nutrition.

These organizations can do more efforts to research a little better, but obviously, the public’s general welfare or common sense has no loads of cash.


Here is a lies-revealing list of the top 13 myths that the mainstream media keeps on feeding you:

13. Start your day with a glass of orange juice

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It is often recommended to start your day with a glass of orange juice that it became a tradition on the breakfast tables across America. In fact, it is one of the worst and most unhealthy ways to start your day, as orange juice contain high levels of sugar. Commercial orange juice adds even worse amounts of sugar and additives.

12. Saturated fat cause heart disease

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In fact, saturated fats from vegetable and animal sources provide cell membranes, hormones, and other substances with building blocks, without which your body won’t be able to function properly. Dietary fats are as well needed to absorb minerals, convert carotene to vitamin A, and many other processes.

11.Eating fat makes you fat

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This myth was probably the most harmful one among all other health recommendations. Ever since Americans began to follow the low-fat craze, they have actually become fatter than they ever were.

Following a low-fat diet causes you to eat more of the unhealthy trans-fats, which increase your risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The primary causes of weight gain are consuming too many grains and loads of sugar, and not too much fat.

10.It’s all about calorie control

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This is simply wrong. For example, 250 calories from a candy bar versus 250 from a meat steak will obviously not cause the same weight gain. It is the source of the calories and not the number of calories.

Sugar and carbohydrates are the reasons behind weight gain. Well, not all calories are equal. In case you want to lose weight, you should rather aim for a low carb diet.

9. Whole wheat is good for you

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This one used to be true, before the so many genetic changes of wheat since 1950. Wheat was once healthy and natural, but it’s no longer the case and whole wheat may be even worse.

Wheat has been linked to boosting blood sugar more than table sugar does. According to Doctor William Davies in his book ‘wheat Belly’, when patients removed wheat from their diet, their blood sugar levels were lower and they could lose up to 40 pounds.

8. Grains should make up a large portion of your diet

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Take a look at the US Department of Agriculture, you’ll find that grains are at the bottom of their popular food pyramid, meaning that they should be consumed more than fruits, vegetables and meat. Well, this is a very big lie.

Grains actually do not contain as many nutrients as vegetables and fruits. Some grains, such as wheat, even leads to health problems (as we mentioned before).

7.Too much protein causes long-term health problems

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Myths such as osteoporosis and kidney disease have been linked to a high protein diet, have been proved wrong by numerous studies.

Eating at least 30 grams of protein for breakfast can actually improve weight loss, according to studies. Kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes are the result of excessive carbohydrate intake and obesity, not because of a high protein diet.

6. Vegetable oil is healthy

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Remember? Not all fats are equal. Some fats can cause health issues. All vegetable oils are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, and an excess of these fatty acids results in health problems such as heart disease and increasing risk of various cancers, particularly skin cancer.

Normally, you need a good balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, so try to provide yourself with plenty of Omega-3 every day.

5.Egg yolks are not healthy

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Eggs are probably the best inexpensive source of protein, while its yolk has a bad reputation for causing excess cholesterol. The truth is, it’s the yolk that has the most nutrition!

Egg yolk consists of vitamin A, B vitamins, folate, choline and high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Eggs coming from free range chicken contain Omega-3 fatty acids as well.

Stop throwing out the egg yolk, you’re missing so much good nutrition.

4. Sodium is the main cause of heart disease

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Sodium is a very important nutrient that the body needs to carry out its daily functions. Your body will not survive without sodium.

It’s true that in the short term, sodium does slightly elevate blood pressure. However, there are no known studies that prove reducing sodium intake lowers the chance of heart attacks.

3. Artificial sweeteners are safe sugar replacements

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Many people switch to artificial sweeteners to lose weight, while diabetics use them to avoid sugar.

In fact, consuming artificial sweeteners on a regular basis leads to weight gain, and its chemical compounds can be worse than sugar for diabetics. These sweeteners will make you crave more and more sweets and prevent your body’s ability to take control of its daily calories intake.

2. Soy is healthy

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Many American ignore the fact that 90% of soy crops are modified genetically, which means considerable health risks.

All the recent data include thousands of studies showing that unfermented soy interferes with the immune system and causes malnutrition, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, and breast cancer.

Not all soy is equal, properly fermented soy and organic soy actually have great health benefits.

1.Milk is so good for your body

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Just another marketing trick! Almost everyone believes that milk products and pasteurized milk are healthy, and even the FDA and health organizations neglect the real dangers of antibiotics and growth hormones found in milk. Even organic milk, once pasteurized, its physical structure changes in a way that causes immune issues and allergies.

The best option is raw milk, it has loads of beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins, as well as it’s one of the best sources of calcium.

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