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We will try to expose a small part of the myths.
Healthy eating in the modern world has become popular and in demand. And it has become surrounded by a huge number of myths and mischaracterizations. We will try to expose a small part of the myths.
Healthy food is not delicious
When the words "proper nutrition" are used, some people imagine a tasteless meal consisting only of greens and vegetables. This is absolutely not the case. By eating right, many people find interesting and tasty combinations. And without any unhealthy foods.
Snacks should be eliminated
Snacks are an essential part of the diet. They maintain energy throughout the day between the main meals. Food for snacking should be chosen correctly, excluding sweets and flour.
Freezing = loss of benefits
New freezing options make it suitable for vegetables. They don't lose their stores of nutrients. So frozen foods are not inferior to fresh, and in winter are also more useful, since fresh foods on the shelves are often not fresh at all.
There is only harm in eating chocolate
It is possible to eat bitter chocolate. A couple of slices after breakfast boosts the immune system and mental capacity. There are enough vitamins in this chocolate, especially needed in a diet.
No sweets allowed
This is probably the most important myth about PP. You can eat sweets, but you should not forget about the measure. Before noon, your favorite sweet is allowed, at that time it will not hurt.
No eating after six
Obeying this rule, you can only harm your body. You should eat at least three hours before sleep. With such a schedule, the food has time to digest, and the feeling of hunger has no time to play out.
Less fat is more good
When people keep this in mind, they forget that the human body needs fats. All of them, except saturated and trans fats, are useful and important.
Healthy food is very expensive
You don't have to get expensive food labeled "organic." This is not a sign of healthfulness in all cases. Regular cereals, fruits and vegetables are reasonably priced.
Zero-calorie sodas are healthy
The phrase "zero calories" or "no sugar" does not imply that sodas are entirely appropriate for a healthy diet. Often these drinks are laced with more harmful preservatives and flavor enhancers. And no one should drink them.
You need to reduce the number of meals
Even three meals is not enough. Some diets include reducing the number of meals by 2. This is extremely small and only stretches the stomach. You need to follow the rule of six meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 snacks after each full meal.
Rolls and sushi are good for the diet
They themselves are not very harmful to the figure, although they contain rice. It is not the most dietary food. Much more harmful is the soy sauce. It is an obligatory part of Japanese food. And it is very caloric.
You can have a snack with fruit
You can eat a piece of fruit to satisfy your hunger for a while. However, it is better not to do so. Sweet fruit raises insulin levels and awakens intense hunger. It is better to drink unsweetened green tea instead.
Dispelling the main myth, proper nutrition is not a strict diet with only prohibitions and restrictions. It's not difficult to eat right, especially if you know exactly what to do and what not to do.
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