A healthy diet contains all the necessary nutrients and fibres that are essential for the body. For a healthy body, a balanced diet and regular exercise are beneficial. However, there are some myths about the foods which are unhealthy in reality but considered healthy by many people.
Here are some of the food items for which we will bust myths about:
Packaged Fruit Juices and Smoothies
If people think that bottled smoothies and fruit juices are as healthy as they claim, then we are happy to bust the myths about these packaged juices. Most of the bottled juices contain harmful preservatives and artificial flavouring, which are bad for health. The juice cans people use for breakfast have the highest content of sugar.
Instead of using fruit juices and smoothies from the market, one must eat whole fresh fruits. The bottled juices have higher sugar levels, whereas fresh fruits are rich in natural sugar, fibre and vitamin C. They not only make the body slim but also give a natural glow.
People think that bread is freshly baked with goodness of wheat, but this is not true in the case of processed bread. The main nutrients in bread are kernel and bran which get removed at the time of processing. Hence, the market bought bread have higher GI (Glycemic Index) levels, which increases the fat and cholesterol. Many think that eating brown bread is healthy, but without bran contents and with higher GI level, it makes the bread harmful for the body. One can buy the bread that is made from sprouted grains which decrease the content of phytic acid in bread.
The protein bar is another food item which people consider as healthy. However, these bars are made of processed chemicals which are dangerous and harmful for the health. The bars contain an unhealthy level of sugar and processed nuts and fruits which have higher levels of acid and chemicals.
The flavouring in any food is done with the help of preservatives. These chemicals are very dangerous for health. People who want to have oatmeal can try to infuse it with own’s natural flavours like honey, coconut sugar, etc. The flavoured instant oatmeal is terrible for health rather plain ones. Add fresh fruits and nuts for extra seasoning.
Diet Sodas have less amount of sugar to make it less in calorie. But, in order to add sweetness in it, they add artificial sugars like aspartame, which are harmful and unhealthy. Soda and carbonated drinks increase the risk of heart disease, leading to stroke or heart failure. It is essential that people should replace these drinks with homemade fresh fruit juice or lime water.
These are some of the unknown facts about food that people consider as healthy. One should always avoid the excess consumption of these foods. However, eating these in a moderate way or occasionally will not harm the body.