We all have heard about different assumptions and beliefs on food – what’s healthy, what’s unhealthy, what we should eat and should not eat. Here are five of the most popular food myths busted and debunked.
1) Healthier foods are very expensive
This is not true. Some ingredients may really be expensive but you do not require large amounts of them. Healthier foods may even turn to be less expensive and save you money. All you have to do is to choose the right products and ingredients, and to use them rationally.
2) A traditional cooked breakfast is a healthy choice
Breakfast is no doubt a very important meal and should not be skipped. However, it doesn’t mean you should consume excess food in the morning in order to get the calories you need. You may replace a traditional breakfast with grilled lean bacon, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms prepared without fat, combined with bread. This breakfast will provide you the nutrition you need and will be healthy and balanced.
3) Vegetarian dishes are healthier
This is not true because some vegetarian dishes may contain a lot of fat. Such dishes are prepared with a lot of cheese, oil, cream, etc. No doubt, vegetarian food is healthy but we should choose low-fat meals.
4) Margarine contains less amounts of fat that butter
Margarine and butter both contain similar fat amount, but the fat they contain is of different types. You should use both of them carefully and sparingly.
5) Sweets contain lots of vitamins
No, they don’t. Sweet contain sugar, but not vitamins and minerals. You should change them with fruits which are good sources of vitamins.