Every person has own idea what is the best and the healthiest diet. In this context, we usually believe that eating certain substances or foods can be harmful for our health. For example, consuming a lot of fat or sugar on a regular basis is considered to be dangerous for normal function of all our body systems. However, many common consumptions connected with the diet are exaggerated or simply not true. Let’s take a closer look at few myths about our nutrition and nutrition-related recommendations and taboos. This will also give you a chance to see how effective and healthy diet you usually eat.
- Chocolate is useful and eating it does not lead to a considerable weight gain. This statement is partially true and chocolate can benefit your health, but only in case if you eat no more than 30-50 g of chocolate a day. Moreover, we talk here only about dark bitter chocolate, which contains a great dose of magnesium and can protect you from harmful effects of stresses. Bitter chocolate also is a good source of antioxidants and flavonoids, which are necessary for your body and can protect you from many damages and illnesses. Dark chocolate is also a known mood accelerator. However, milky chocolate contains a lot of sugar and saturated fat, so it is preferable to avoid eating it in big amounts.
- Caffeine accelerates calorie burning processes. No one should count on caffeine for burning more calories and putting off weight. It is true that drinking a small cup of coffee can fasten your metabolism. But it mainly assists in removing excessive amounts of minerals from your body, such as magnesium or calcium. In addition, you should not forget that it is essential to drink at least one glass of water after drinking a cup of coffee, because coffee dehydrates your body.
- It is quite easy to give up eating sugar. The most recent researches showed that sugar addiction can be as strong as our notorious caffeine or nicotine addiction. For many people strong sugar cravings turn into a real problem sometimes, and there is no need to mention how much destructive are the effects of sugar on our body. At the same time, specialists are certain that it is possible to fight sugar addiction by lowering its consumption in your daily diet. One of the most effective techniques is placing less and less amounts of sugar into your cup of tea or coffee.
- If you are on diet, you should stop eating all sweet foods. This is not a good idea at all! Not eating sweet foods can result in a lack of sugar and glucose in your body and cause some unwanted effects. In addition, remember that dieting is not a torture and you can allow yourself eating a small piece of the sweet foods you like once a day. But only a little piece and no more!