What to eat, when to eat and how often to eat are such questions which usually confuse most of the individuals. Now, we have scientific knowledge and on the basis of that knowledge we should not believe in food myths. Some of food myths are below :-
- Potatoes make you fat :- Many people used to think that carbohydrate rich food such as rice, potatoes etc. increase body weight. For reducing weight people used to eliminate carbohydrate rich foods from diet. We know that carbohydrates are the body’s preferred energy source. There is no problem in taking potatoes in moderate amount.
- Carrots are high in sugar , so avoid them :- Carrots contains more than 85% of water and one pound of cooked carrots has approx three teaspoons of sugar. Besides carrots are rich in phytochemicals such as beta carotene and fiber, eating carrots helps lower blood sugar.
- Nuts are junk food :- Nuts are full of polyunsaturated fatty acid and minerals like calcium and potassium.
- Exercise makes you eat more :- Exercise burns calories which may increase appetite. Research studies shows that individual who do exercise, consume more calories than those who don’t exercise.