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Healthy Eating: Myth vs. Fact

Everyone wants to eat healthily, but not everyone knows how to do it right! Here are some healthy eating myths to help you with your diet planning.

Sugar in Fruit is as bad as Sugar in Sweets

Many people believe that the sugars in fruits like oranges or strawberries are as bad as the sugars in skittles. This is false. Fruit contains natural sugar, which is paired with fibre, which affects the process of how we metabolize the sugar. The sugar in sweets is also processed to the point where it isn’t a natural ingredient anymore, which is a lot more unhealthy in comparison to the sugar in fruits.

Vegans don’t get enough protein

Just because vegans don’t eat meat products doesn’t mean they can’t have a good source of protein in their diet. Vegan bodybuilders consume high amounts of tofu, beans and nuts every day which have are all great sources of protein!

The best source of potassium is from bananas

Although bananas are a great source of potassium, there are many other sources of potassium available which are just as good if not better, containing fewer calories. Examples of this are potatoes, avocados, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes.

Oranges are the best source of vitamin C

Oranges are seen as the best source of vitamin C, which isn’t incorrect but it’s not always the best food to go for if you want vitamin C. Oranges have 70 micrograms of vitamin C but also have 70 calories. Strawberries and red bell peppers have similar amounts of vitamin C without the high calories, which makes them a better snack for people watching their calories.

Nuts are fattening

Nuts are high in fat. That is a fact but most of the facts are beneficial to your body. Obviously consumed in the right amount, not in bulk. Plus, there are many types of nuts which all contain different amounts of fats. An example of this is almonds, which contain a high volume of monosaturated fats which is a lot better for you and your heart than saturated fat.

To learn more about the myths about eating healthy, check out this infographic by Clearspring.

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