15 biggest diet myths - we uncover the truth!
In today's article, we will try to dispel popular diet myths that often mislead us and make it difficult to make the right nutritional choices. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the 15 most widespread myths and discover the truth.
MYTH: The last meal should be eaten before 6 pm
In reality, it is more important to maintain a steady energy balance throughout the day than to adhere to a strict time for the last meal. Different people have different needs and lifestyles, and therefore, the time of the last meal may vary.
MYTH: Left-handed vitamin C has unique properties
Vitamin C exists in two forms, left- and right-handed. However, there is no scientific evidence to support that one is better than the other. What is important is consuming the appropriate amount of vitamin C in general, not focusing on its form.
MYTH: Citrus fruits - an irreplaceable source of vitamins
Although citrus fruits are a source of vitamin C, it is worth remembering that other fruits and vegetables also provide this vitamin. For example, peppers, kiwi, or kale are also rich in vitamin C.
MYTH: Honey as a healthy alternative to sugar
Honey does indeed contain slightly more nutrients than sugar, but it still remains a high-calorie product that can lead to overweight if consumed excessively.
MYTH: Plant-based diets - nutrient deficiencies?
With proper planning, plant-based diets can provide all necessary nutrients. The key is to consume a variety of products and ensure adequate sources of protein, iron, and vitamin B12.
MYTH: Coffee leads to dehydration
Moderate amounts of coffee do not cause dehydration. It is commonly believed that drinking coffee can even help meet the daily fluid intake norm. However, it is important not to overdo the amount of coffee and balance its consumption with drinking water.
MYTH: Gluten and lactose - the biggest enemies of health?
In reality, only a small percentage of the population suffers from lactose intolerance or celiac disease. For most people, consuming products containing gluten or lactose is safe and can be part of a balanced diet.
MYTH: Fruits only in the morning - why is this a mistaken belief?
Fruits are a healthy component of the diet that can be consumed at any time of the day. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that eating fruit in the afternoon is less beneficial for health.
MYTH: Unlimited consumption of fruits due to their vitamin content
Fruits contain many vitamins, but also sugars, which in excess can lead to weight gain. Therefore, moderate fruit consumption is recommended in accordance with the recommendations of dietitians.
MYTH: Coconut oil - the elixir of health?
Coconut oil has become popular as a healthy alternative to other fats, but it contains a large amount of saturated fatty acids that can raise cholesterol levels. It is better to use vegetable oils rich in unsaturated fatty acids, such as olive oil or flaxseed oil.
MYTH: GMO - a health killer?
GMO foods are widely researched and considered safe. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that consuming GMO foods is harmful to health.
MYTH: Is combining tomatoes with cucumbers really a mistake?
There is no scientific basis for the claim that combining tomatoes with cucumbers is harmful. These fruits can be eaten together without concern for negative effects on health.
MYTH: Are there specific foods that make us gain weight?
Obesity results from consuming more calories than we can burn. There is no one product that unequivocally leads to weight gain. It is important to maintain a caloric balance and to ensure dietary diversity.
MYTH: Aspartame and its alleged carcinogenic effects
Scientific studies do not confirm that aspartame is carcinogenic. This popular sweetener is widely used in the food industry and is considered safe as long as it is consumed in moderate amounts.
MYTH: Spinach as an undisputed source of iron
Spinach does contain iron, but its bioavailability is lower than that of animal-derived iron. To supplement iron requirements, it is worth consuming other products such as meat, fish, legume seeds, or grains.
Dispelling dietary myths can help in making better nutritional decisions and leading a healthier lifestyle. It is important to rely on scientific facts, use reliable sources of information, and consult with specialists in the field of dietetics.
And short story about LEET DIET
As a choreographer and aerial gymnast, I had always been interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Diets had been my hobby, but I never truly enjoyed them until I discovered the Keto diet. After reading numerous books about how our bodies work and the benefits of a high-fat, low-carb diet, I decided to give it a try. I never looked back. The Keto lifestyle quickly became my passion, and I began experimenting with new recipes and meal plans. That's when I decided to share my knowledge with the world and created Leet Diet, a website filled with delicious Keto-friendly recipes and helpful tips for anyone looking to adopt a healthy lifestyle.