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7 Typical Food Myths That You Should STOP Believing Today

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Are eggs really that bad? Is vitamin C really helpful in fighting colds? This 2019 you really need to ditch that old school thinking and get updated to the these latest healthy eating facts. 

Myth #1 Eating carrots will improve your eyesight

Food myth Eating carrots will improve your eyesight

FACT: The carrot myth has been passed down since World War II, when rumours started that eating lots of vegetables kept the pilots' eyesight at its best. In reality, the pilots clearer eyesight was brought by the improved in technology. Unless you have vitamin A deficiency, more carrots won’t make bad vision any better.

 

Myth #2 Vitamin C helps your immunity against colds 

Food myth Vitamin C helps your immunity against colds

FACT: Research has shown that vitamin C doesn't totally protect you from flu and colds, except skiers, soldiers on sub-Arctic exercises, and marathoners.

 

Myth #3 Red wine is the only good alcohol for you

Food myth Red wine is the only good alcohol for you

FACT: Red wine gets a lot of good press for most part so this myth is still living these days BUT recent studies have found out that ethanol itself, the component that makes up the alcohol is the one responsible for raising protective HDL, or good cholesterol, which helps in reducing clotting factors that causes stroke and heart attack. SO THIS MEANS, any type of alcoholic beverage, is good for your heart. 

 

Myth #4 Frozen veggies and canned fruits are less nutritious than fresh ones

Food myth Frozen veggies and canned fruits are less nutritious than fresh ones

FACT: Fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious -- the instant they are picked. However the fruits and veggies that you find in the produce section often had a long journey from from storage to shipping. During these times, natural enzymes are released in fresh fruits and vegetables causing them to lose their nutrients.  

 

Myth #5 Low-fat and fat-free foods are better than the full-fat ones

Food myth Low-fat and fat-free foods are better than the full-fat ones

FACT: When it comes to dairy products and meat, it's generally true that lesser fat is better BUT not so with the processed foods. When manufacturers remove fat from a certain food like cookie, they compensate for the taste by adding not-so healthy ingredient like sugar. Manufacturers are always playing with the ratios of fat, sugar, salt etc. Now, most experts suggest you better avoid artificially fat-free foods and instead eat foods with healthy fats like nuts.

 

Myth #6 The MSG can cause headaches and other related reactions

Food myth The MSG can cause headaches and other related reactions

FACT: Research found out that it's not probably the monosodium glutamate (MSG); people are most likely reacting to phenylethylamine, tyramine, and histamine. 

 

Myth #7 Spicy food gives you an ulcer

Food myth Spicy food gives you an ulcer

 

FACT:Spices don't trigger ulcers. A certain bacteria called Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers, except for those triggered by medications. What spices can affect are those people who have irritable bowel syndrome, which is often mistaken as ulcer.