So many people get caught in the hype of nutrition marketing and miss out on the truth in the science! In 2019, skip the myth, the fad and the marketing ploy and focus in the truth! Here are 4 myths to bust this year:
Myth: You should eat the egg white only and skip the yolk. Fact: False! Half of the protein and all the vitamin B12, iron and other nutrients are in the egg yolk. The yolk also contains choline and lutein that are essential for brain health and have been shown to improve memory. Eggs are one of the greatest sources of choline in the diet. Not to mention the whole egg will help you feel full longer too!
Myth: Cleanses are good for you and a good way to lose weight. Fact: Cleanses might be the biggest myth on the market! Your kidneys and liver actually do a phenomenal job of cleansing your body on a daily basis. People drop weight on cleanses because they pretty much stop eating food. Most of the weight they lose is water weight and eventually you have to eat again, so the weigh is typically gained back. A better option is a nutrient-rich smoothie full of vegetables, fruit and protein. This will provide you with nutrients and help you get full faster from its fiber and protein content. And even better, this is a habit you can continue for the long haul, not just the first week of the year!
Myth: Carbs make you fat and you should avoid them like the plague! Fact:
Another big myth is that carbs make you fat. The truth is that carbohydrates are one of your body’s main sources of energy and help keep your blood sugar stable. Plus, they are great fuel for the new exercise program you likely just started as well! The key is choosing the right kind of carb and watching your portion sizes. Choosing carbs like oats, quinoa and sweet potatoes are high fiber ways to fuel your day and keep your energy up.
Myth: Most people think they have to toast their favorite beverage away when they ring in the New Year. Fact: Nope, the key is what you choose. While we all think wine is where it’s at, there are light beers like Michelob Ultra Pure Gold that contain 85 calories and 2.5 grams of carbs for 12 oz versus 125 calories for 6 oz of wine. With the football play-off games on the horizon, you don’t have to punish yourself and skip on a drink, you just have to be savvy with what you choose to cheer on your favorite team!
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