What people tend to eat or not eat, doesn’t always do them justice when it comes to nutrition.
Outlined below are the top most nutrition mistakes human suppress themselves to:
Drinking fruit juices
The word ‘fruit juice’ speaks for itself as juice obtained from fruits. Fruits are health but when it comes to their juices, their credibility is questionable. Well most times fruit juices are just fruit flavored sugary concentrations mixed with water. In short chemicals. As for real fruit juices, don’t drink too much of it. This is because all the good nutritional stuff has been purged and all you’ll be adding to your body is sugar. Instead of fruit juices consume the fruits as whole because the juices contain as much sugar as any sugar-sweetened beverages.
Eating whole wheat
When whole wheat has been diminished to very fine flour, it’s not healthy as assumed to be. This is because it is digested readily and can spike blood sugar. Wheat contains gluten, a protein several people are sensitive to and can lead to digestive issues, stool inconsistency, fatigue and even pain. Eating whole wheat also leads to increased cholesterol in the body. As much as whole wheat is taken as healthy, it is not the case as studies show that it can lead to various health problems.
Not eating enough protein
Cutting down on protein intake is not healthy. On the contrary, proteins are the best nutrients your body needs. This is because they increase metabolism and as well as appetite. In metabolism of proteins, you can minimize calories getting in your body and vice versa. They are also considered a vital requirement in losing weight. They also help against cravings which are worst enemies when it comes to nutrition. If you want to lose weight with minimal effort, consider increasing your protein intakes.
Eating processed foods
Getting the right nutrition can be challenging but eating healthy shouldn’t be. Our predecessors survived by eating real foods, why not us? Nowadays people prefer processed foods to real foods. This types of foods only deteriorate your health and bring about life-style related illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity. As for non-processed foods, they help you maintain good health. So eat real foods and avoid manufactured foods.
Getting rid of egg yolk
Eggs are the most nutritious and the yolk carries most of the nutrients. But why throw away the yolk? Since it is high in cholesterol, that’s why people don’t consume it. However, the cholesterol in yolk does not increase your cholesterol levels. So if you go about eating the white part only you will be putting your health at risk. So eat eggs and don’t throw the yolk, because it’s the most nutritious part of the egg and does not bring about bad cholesterol in your body.
When you eat 5-6 meals in a day, you’re not doing your health justice. As much as eating regular small meals helps in increasing metabolism, what matters most is the overall amount you consume. The natural body is not adapted to being regularly fed and short instances of hunger are good. During the hunger periods, cellular repair process, autophagy takes place. Frequently eating adds no nutritional value, so reduce on the amount you feed on.
Too much health foods
Over the years, people tend to be growing health conscious. Just because a food is labelled healthy, doesn’t mean it is. The problem with such foods is that they’re not real foods but processed and junk only that the label says otherwise. And like we said earlier, avoid processed foods and eat more of real food.
Scientists believed that natural fat caused heart diseases and advised people to eat a low-fat and high-carb diet. Studies conducted however, prove otherwise. Low-fat does not lead to weight loss or lower risks of heart diseases. On the contrary, fats are harmless and actually raise good cholesterol while changing the bad one. What you should keep away from is oils but eat foods with fat because there are healthy.