Nutrition Myths You Must Know
Here, I will discuss some of the common myths and misconceptions around and about food nutrition.
With so much conflicting information out there, it can become over whelming to work out and implement the best nutritional practices for your health and wellbeing
So, let’s get started.
#1 Nutrition Myth-Eating meat is bad for your health!
It is not unhealthy or bad for you to eat meat.
Yes, for some people, it is not the optimal choice for their body.
Yes, it can be if you eat too much meat and little else in your diet.
When you consume small portion of a variety of organic meats such as chicken, pork, fish, lamb and beef and consumed with plant food meat or protein has the benefits of helping your body maintain your optimal weight, balance your mood and maintain correct blood sugar levels.
These processes in your body are good for you.
So overall those three key components of consuming meat will help improve your overall health as opposed to consuming large amounts of meat which will block up your arteries and cause inflammatory processes in your body, which is definitely not good for your health.
The key to consuming meat is to consume small amounts of different meat sources and pair them with a variety of plant food.
#2 Nutrition Myth-Eating lots of small meals is optimal.
This is certainly true for some people that are busy and require small meals to help them keep their energy levels high.
For the general population, cricketers and other athletes it is actually not true.
Your body does not get enough time when you are constantly eating to break down and digest those nutrients at an optimal rate.
You are on to another meal while your body is still trying to break down and utilize the calorie component from your previous meal, so because your body has not expended these calories they may now will be stored as fat.
It should be an individual choice as it is not one size fits all.
I recommend if eating lots of small meals interests you and you think you may benefit with improved health then by all means try this process for yourself as you are the best gauge of how best your body works best for you.
Try it out for yourself and make your own informed and experienced assessment of the benefits and draw backs of eating regular smaller meals.
Alternatively, also experiment with consuming three meals a day and learn how your body responds to that eating method.
Always experiment and implement what works for your body best as it is not a one size fits all.
In fact, some days you will find eating small meals more regularly will really benefit you and on other days it just may slow down your digestion and not benefit you at all.
#3 Nutrition Myth- Eating whole wheat is essential to your health.
Let’s discuss some information about wheat.
The reason why now days that wheat may not be overly nutritious for your body is that the way wheat is now grown has been significantly altered from how it was grown in the past.
In the past wheat was grown in a different manner and was therefore a healthier version of wheat than what our current version of wheat is today.
The current wheat causes an excess of gluten in our body and our body is not designed to break this gluten down.
Many of you are now constantly feeling the negative effects of your body not being able to break this gluten down.
Experiencing bloating, poor digestion, fatigue, that is the gluten in the wheat that you are eating that is impacting how you are feeling.
Consuming our current wheat would not cause too many issue if we were mainly just consuming wheat in our bread but nowadays numerous items contain wheat that in the past never used to contain wheat.
So, we are also over consuming wheat products which is another reason our bodies are struggling with these issues.
Wheat is now in cakes, drinks, skin creams so our systems are being overloaded with wheat and our bodies cannot handle it.
You need to be vigilant and informed about where and how you are consuming wheat.
If you are just consuming wheat in limited sources then your body may have the capacity to cope with this consumption but because wheat is in numerous unsuspecting items you will often find your consumption is higher than you expected which can be causing you health issues. This is not optimal for your health because you are consuming more than your body needs
#4 Nutrition Myth – Protein is bad for your kidneys.
Myth number #4 often says that protein is bad for your kidneys and can damage them.
This is not true. Yes for people that have kidney issues and kidney damage, protein may not be good for their health.
However, for the general population and young adults that do not have kidney issues protein is good for you.
The protein is very good for your body because it can regulate your blood sugar and when you blood sugar is regulated you are less likely to fall victim to diabetes.
If you avoid diabetes you are most likely not becoming over weight and out of condition.
Consuming protein can keep your body functioning correctly to avoid these disease processes.
As always it is optimal to consume your protein in moderation and variety as different protein contain different levels of protein.
Unfortunately, often our western dietary practices err on the side of over consumption instead of optimal moderate amounts. This is something most of us can improve on.
#5 Nutritional myth – Eating low fat is more beneficial for your health.
This myth has now well and truly been debunked as more and more studies appear about the incorrect assumption that lowering your fat intake is good for your health.
When the fat is removed from these food sources it is most often replaced with unhealthy sugar because the food tastes horrible and no one wants to eat it once the fat is removed.
Avoiding eating fat has been ingrained in our western culture for many years and regrettably buying low fat options is the natural and programmed choice for many poor informed westerners.
The best option for optimal health is to replace those low fat, nutrient deficient products for high fat natural food items.
Items like avocado, olive oils and nuts and seeds are excellent options.
These option will enhance your health far more than consuming those sugar filled low fat foods