Here are several myths about nutrition and its effect on overall health and weight loss which need to be busted, in order to assure healthier lifestyles for people who are careful about their diet and want to stay in shape or lose weight.
The myth that sea salt is better and healthier than ordinary salt is false. The levels of sodium in the same amount of sea and regular salt is the same, and table salt usually has added iodine to it, which is good for human hormones, so in actuality it is even better for your health than the sea salt. At the same time it is cheaper too.
Another myth is that energy drinks are better for your health and weight than regular soda. The fact is, that the calories in a can of the popular energy drinks on the market are about 280, and in a can of normal soda there are about 200 calories. The amount of sugar in the energy drinks is really much more than in normal soda, and this is definitely not good for your health and your waistline either. The other negative effect of the energy drinks is the corrosion they cause to your teeth. The fact is, that the energy boost from the energy drinks is actually from the caffeine, so if you need some energy, why not try a lack espresso instead?
Talking about carbonated drinks, another nutrition myth needs to be busted. It is the claim that diet soda is good for your health and weight, or if not good – at least harmless… the truth is, that the artificial sweeteners used in these popular products are known to cause hunger and food urges, and thus overall the effect of consuming too much diet soda is the opposite to “diet”.
A popular nutrition myth is that eggs and especially egg yolks are very harmful, because they raise the levels of bad cholesterol. Scientists fromWakeForestUniversityhave conducted studies, which show, that yes, the yolks contain dietary cholesterol, but it has nothing to do with the serum cholesterol in the bloodstream of humans. In fact, they have concluded that eating eggs for breakfast will cause a decrease of appetite throughout the rest of the day.