There are various food myths which are prevailing all over the world. What to eat, when to eat and how often to eat are such questions which baffle most of the individuals. We believe in myths because they sound like they could be true. The most common food myths which still exist in our society are as follows:
- Potatoes make you fat: people used to think carbohydrates-rich food such as rice, potato etc. increase body weight. So, for reducing weight they used to eliminate carbohydrates-rich food from the diet. Potatoes do not automatically make you fat. So, there is no problem in taking potatoes in mediocre amount.
- Eggs increase cholesterol level so avoid them: there is no doubt that eggs are a good source of health. In fact, an egg provides you various nutrients such as proteins, phosphorus, Vitamin A, B, D, zinc, iron, calcium etc. It also fulfils the daily requirement of cholesterol by our body. So, taking one egg daily is no problem at all.
- Drinking while having meal makes you fat: the actual fact behind this misconception is that enzymes and their digestive juices will be diluted by drinking water whilst eating. It will slow down your digestion which may lead to excess body fat. In contrary, there is a fact that drinking water whilst eating improves your digestion.
- Don’t take milk immediately after consuming fish: most of the people believe that you should not take milk promptly after eating fish. They think that it will make you sick. Some people think that spots might appear on your skin. As a matter of fact, there is no scientific reason for taking milk immediately after consuming fish. Indeed, these products may be taken together.
- Starve yourself if you want to lose weight: eating a good diet is more imperative than not to eat when you are on a weight loss program. Include felicitous and apposite items to your food diet which suppress appetite and increase metabolism so that you don’t eat too much. So, there is no need to starve yourself if you want to lose weight.
- Exercise makes you eat more: exercise burns calories which may increase your hunger. Research studies conducted in this area have not shown that the individual who does exercise, consume more calories than who don’t exercise. So, there is no truth in this statement.