When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there is conflicting information on how you should go about it.
From setting your diet regimen to implementing a workout routine, you will find plenty of contradicting facts that keeps you clueless about what things should be emulated for a healthy lifestyle and what not.
We present here interesting facts that question the veracity of 5 common myths about living a healthy lifestyle:
1. Eating Carbohydrates Makes You Fat
Carbohydrates are essential micronutrients that play a key role in ensuring smooth functioning of cells in our body. As for its role in growing your weight, it is scientifically researched that carbohydrates increase your weight only when you consume them in immoderation, but that is true for any type of sugar.
According to American Heart Association, we should consume between 100-150 calories of sugar on a daily basis which means 6-9 tablespoons of sugar. Anything above these figures increases the amount of residual fat that eventually leads to obesity.
2. Processed Foods Are Unhealthy for Health
Contrary to this myth, processed foods are equally nutritious for humans as any fresh foods. Even fresh foods have to undergo the procedure of processing before they are available in the market. Just like processed foods, fresh foods go through the process of storage and shipping which takes several days before they are delivered to the vendors.
In the case of processed foods, however, the additional nutrients are added to the final product to increase their nutritional value. Canned milk is a good example of processed foods that is supplemented with additional calcium in the processing to fortify its essence.
3. Eating Only Vegetables Keeps You Away From Diseases
Though it is a widely believed that vegetarians are healthier than omnivorous and carnivorous, it is not always true. In fact, omnivorous can be much healthier than veggies who only rely upon on consumption of vegetables. We know that meat contains a rich amount of Iron, Protein, Vitamin and Calcium. Compromising on these nutrients can keep your health at risk of certain diseases.
In addition to that, a vegetarian diet lacks the macronutrients that are necessary to replenish our loss of essential nutrients and satiate our appetite, leading us to feel hungry at frequent intervals.
4. Consuming Meals After 7pm Makes You Fat
This is another myth about living a healthy lifestyle that most people believe to be true. However, it is not proved by any scientific-backed research that establishes a connection between time and food.
So it does not make any difference if you have your meals at 7 in the morning or evening. If it satiates your hunger and fulfills your daily requirements of nutrients, you can eat your meal plate at any time of the day.
Besides, our digestive system is regulated by the biological clock and not the one mounted on the wall. Depending on your lifestyle, you can schedule your meals at any time of the day. This can befit your life pattern and specific diet plan.
5. Fitness is Achieved Quickly With Less Eating
In an attempt to look petite and attractive, most people adapt to “eat less” policy as a way to quickly shed weight and get in the shape. However, it is just a baseless fact as science tells us that eating less has nothing to do with making you smart. In fact, such a diet plan does worse than any good for the people.
When you significantly cut down on your food intake, you deprive your body of getting the necessary macronutrients and micronutrients that are essential for growth of our cells. When we resort to a strict diet plan that significantly reduces our food intake, our body tends to burn the muscle tissues which only cut down on your resources of energy, leading you to feel weak and fragile than smart and fit.
Therefore, you must remember that a balanced diet is instrumental in keeping your body fit and making it look appealing to the eyes.
When it is about living healthy and happy, the accurate information plays a critical role, and that’s the only agenda this article seeks to serve. Hope it clarifies plenty of false information about various ways of living a healthy lifestyle and educates you about it.
Author Bio: Jasmine Demeester is a creative content creator who is passionate about health and fitness tips and runs a health care blog.