What to eat, what not to eat, what to eat in moderation… let’s be real, we get all these information from the internet. It’s great to have information at your fingertips, but not everything that you read is accurate. How do you sieve truths from myths? Let us do the job for you.

The Myth: One type of diet is superior to others
The Truth: We’re all individuals with unique wants and needs. Your body is no different. Finding what works for your body and its nuances and intolerances will take time. No diet is a fit-all, and if you’re looking for one that’ll suit your needs, you’re going to have to work with trial and error.

The Myth: You need to cleanse or detox regularly
The Truth: Your body is built to cleanse and detox by itself, so you really don’t need a juice or a pill or a diet program to do that.

The Myth: Eggs yolks are bad for you
The Truth: Egg yolks are full of essential vitamins, fatty acids, and nutrients. So instead of throwing out the yolk and wasting all that goodness when you’re making your omelettes, consider using olive oil instead of fat-laden butter or bacon grease (which are the actual high cholesterol causes).

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The Myth: Eating fat will make you fat
The abundant amount of research done proves the opposite, actually. What you need to do is make sure that you’re eating the RIGHT kinds of fat, the healthy kinds of fat that promotes cardiovascular health, and effectively deliver fat-soluble vitamins.

The Myth: Eating after a certain time at night will make you fat
The truth: It’s more of what you eat than what time you eat. If you’re eating more calories than your body needs at dinner, you WILL gain weight. The problem with late dinners are the fact that your body is starved and you end up over-eating, which leads to excess calories that your body can’t burn, which leads to weight gain.

The Myth: Radiation from microwaves will leach into food
The truth: Radiation” is simple energy that travels in waves that spread out. Microwaves that are used to cook foods are a lot weaker than the harmful rays from nuclear plants. However, plastics CAN leak compounds into your food, so remember to only use microwave-safe containers when heating or cooking with the microwave oven.

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Text: Lina Esa