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Nutrition Myths You Should Stop Believing

Nutrition Myths You Should Stop Believing

Nutrition Myths You Should Stop Believing
Nutrition Myths You Should Stop Believing

There is so much healthy eating information and advice online, but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s correct. Sometimes the information you read is based on outdated research or it could be opinion — and we end up with myths about good nutrition. 

These are a few nutrition myths that I think we should all stop believing!

Myth: You should cut carbohydrates to lose weight

There are so many myths about carbs! This is just one I want you to stop believing — carbohydrates are used by your body for energy and stamina, concentration and recovery. In short, we need carbs! 

Cutting carbs is a weight loss trick that doesn’t work. It’s not sustainable for your body and can mean you miss out on vital nutrients. Instead, you can try swapping refined grains (like white bread) for less-processed versions (such as rye) and keep an eye on your portions. 

Myth: You should only eat the white of an egg

This myth comes from the concern that egg yolks contain ‘bad’ cholesterol. While the yolk of an egg does contain dietary cholesterol, this has been found to have a minimal impact on the ‘bad’ (known as low-density lipoprotein or LDL for short) cholesterol levels in the body. Both the white and the yellow of an egg can provide your body with protein and healthy fats, as well as lots of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. 

For most of us, the foods we eat with eggs can have a bigger impact on our cholesterol levels, so be mindful that you’re choosing healthier options. 

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Myth: ‘Natural’ means healthy

The word ‘natural’ is used a lot in food marketing,  but that doesn’t always mean those foods are healthy. There are a number of natural foods which should still be eaten in moderation, such as salt.

What can be even more confusing is some labels may use words like ‘natural flavours’ when they contain a number of preservatives and artificial colours. Check the label or reach for whole foods instead — fruit and vegetables are healthier all natural foods!

Myth: Salads are the healthiest choice when dining out

It seems like the best choice, but even a salad can be unhealthy. Watch out for the creamy dressings, croutons or bacon bits. These can quickly take your salad from healthy to unhealthy! Instead, try to choose one that’s packed with greens and some lean protein, with a light vinaigrette or oil-based dressing.  

I hope busting these myths open helps you, ladies! It can be hard to separate fact from fiction, so make sure you do your research to make informed choices about your nutrition.

Love, Kayla xx

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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