The world of food lies shrouded in myths and misconceptions, and many of us deprive ourselves certain foods thinking they’re “bad“ for us. Well, let’s shed some light on the common myths about food, and bring the true facts out!
- Bananas make you fat.
In reality, a single banana contains less than half a gram of fat. This delicious fruit is loaded with healthy fiber and potassium, making it excellent for the heart. It is also known to elevate the mood and fight depression!
- Eating Ghee causes weight gain, and heart problems.
Once considered the food of Gods, Ghee is now is one of the most misunderstood foods in India. Ghee, when eaten in the right proportions increases body metabolism, and stimulates the liver to produce healthy lipids, keeping it healthy.
- Skipping breakfast helps lose weight quickly.
“Eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper”. The first meal of the day is the most important as it boosts your metabolism and gives you energy to function throughout the day. Skipping this meal causes fatigue, irritation, headaches and stress. Eating a healthy, well balanced breakfast helps satiate the body and suppress cravings, leading to weight control.
- Avocados are full of unhealthy fats
Avocados have a very high fat content, but these are monounsaturated fats, similar to olive oil and certain nuts. This good fat can potentially help to increase your natural levels of good cholesterol as well as reduce your chances of contracting heart disease.