There are some things that people repeat over and over, which are accepted, even though people have disproved them in the meantime. It’s the same when it comes to myths about healthy eating. They propagate, and nobody gives them a second thought.
It’s time to bust those myths for good and see what kind of validity they have. Because the science of food is forever changing and it’s good to know at all times about what you “should” and “should not” do to have a healthy life. So here are some of the myths about healthy eating that you should reconsider or at least question with further research.
5 myths about healthy eating
1.Eating after a certain time
Popular wisdom claims that you should never eat after 6 pm. But we all know that such things are easier said than done. Because of busy schedules, running errands and not having enough time to cook, you might end up buying a hot dog at 10 p.m. and then regretting everything in the morning.
But we all have different bodies and different types of jobs which would make not eating after 6 p.m. impossible. So here is another, more lenient “rule.” In reality, specialists recommend that you don’t overindulge in food 3-4 hours before you sleep. So that your body has enough time to digest and you can rest soundly.
2.Brown bread, better than white
The color of the bread has nothing to do with health. These days, even brown bread can have some food coloring which makes it just as unhealthy as white bread. The key here is to make sure that the loaves you buy are made from any other kind of flour than white.
3.Freshly-squeezed juice is inherently healthy
Not really. Like anything in this world, you should consume it in moderation, which means about one glass a day. Fruits are very healthy, but they do contain sugar. This means that at some point you will consume too much sugar for your good.
4.All chocolate is terrible for you
Having a little bit of dark chocolate, the darker, the better, is pretty healthy because it is full of nutrients like fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese, all minerals that your body needs to function correctly.
5.You should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day
The quantity of water you drink should be custom-fitted to your body. Needs always vary from person to person. They depend on your age, body type, gender, and weight. You can find out the quantity here. But don’t forget to hydrate yourself, because your body needs it!