Nutrition Myths

April 30, 2014 - by calvin

A dietitian unveil the truth of  common nutrition myths so you can enjoy your favorite foods again.

-Fat makes you fat
 It's true and false,"  While fat itself doesn't create fat, "Fat like butter or olive Oil, is a concentrated source of calories. If you eat a lot of fat in your diet, you're going to consume a lot of calories, and yes, that can make you gain weight." 

But before you eliminate fat from your diet, note that all fats aren't bad. Unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for optimum health, and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

-Late-night snacking will make you gain weight.can lead to weight gain, but it’s not due to the time on the clock. The trouble is, after-dinner snacking can lead you to eat more calories than your body needs in a day, especially if you’re having high-calorie snack foods and sweetened beverages
-Carbs make you fat
This myth is false. "This is the same principle as the fat question; if you eat more than you need, whether it's fat, carbohydrates, protein, you'll store those extra calories as body fat, period." If you're a carb lover, make friends with the gym; burning the extra calories with regular exercise is the best way to eat a diet high in carbohydrates without losing your waistline in the process.

-Cows’ milk is only good for baby cows, not humans

Milk is one of the richest natural food sources of calcium and, in Canada, an excellent source of vitamin D. Both nutrients are needed to build strong, healthy bones. Milk has other health benefits too. For example, as part of a healthy diet, milk might help protect against high blood pressure and colon cancer

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