11 Nutrition Facts that Should be Common Sense!

By HealthSignz | Published: May 4th, 2016

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Artificial Trans Fats are Nasty, produced using a combination of heat and high pressure with hydrogen gas and a metal catalyst, it is quite obvious that trans fats in processed foods are unsuitable for human consumption. This unappetizing addition drastically increases the risk of heart disease.

Smaller and Frequent Meals are Unnecessary:

Eating mini meals every 2-3 hours is found to have no effect on fat burning or body weight. It is not only inconvenient, but also completely unnecessary. Choosing healthy and nutritious foods is all that matters instead of eating constantly to lose weight.

Meat does not rot in the Colon:

Our body (stomach and small intestine) is built to digest and absorb all the important nutrients found in meat. All the fats, proteins and nutrients move past the digestive wall and into the body. There is simply nothing left to rot in the colon.

Eggs are Healthy:

Egg yolk does not raise blood cholesterol in most people. In fact, eggs cannot be linked with heart disease in otherwise healthy individuals. They are one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods. Avoiding the yolk (or eggs altogether) is a big mistake.

‘Low Fat’ does not mean Healthy:

Low fat diets work neither for weight loss nor for disease prevention. Since these foods taste bad without the fat, they are loaded with sugar instead. Only naturally low-fat foods like fruits and vegetables are great. Everything else is unhealthy. 

Processed Fruit Juice is as bad as Sugary Soft Drinks:

The source of processed fruit juice is not fruit. It contains just as much sugar as aerated soft drinks. A single glass contains massive amounts of sugar and zero fibre. The small amounts of antioxidants it contains do not make up for the large amounts of sugar.

Cholesterol is not bad:

The type of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol determine the risk of heart disease – LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) is bad and HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is good. Cholesterol by itself is not bad. 

Weight does not define the Health Status:

Health goes beyond weight gain/loss. People in the normal weight range can have the same metabolic problems associated with obesity while many obese people can be metabolically healthy. Focusing on body weight alone is counterproductive. Fat in the abdominal cavity is dangerous while fat under the skin is merely a cosmetic problem.

Calories are Important, Counting Them isn’t:

Excess calories accumulate in the form of body fat leading to obesity. Counting calories or monitoring everything that we eat is not required. Eating more protein triggers significant weight loss by restricting calories automatically. 

Refined Vegetable Oils should be Avoided:

Though soybean, corn and canola oils are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, they oxidize the body’s LDL lipoproteins, potentially contributing to heart disease due to oxidative stress. 

‘Organic’ and ‘Gluten Free’ does not mean Healthy:

Naturally gluten-free foods are fine. Often, gluten-free processed foods contain extremely harmful ingredients that are worse than their counterparts that contain gluten. All sorts of junk foods are made from organic ingredients.

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