Getting Rid Of Health Foods Misconceptions


Health foods have replaced naturally available products- cow milk is replaced by almond milk. Even though few health foods do have their benefits, they are not as healthy as they claim to be.
Multivitamins are being taken by people every day. Vitamins do have a great role in processing our energy, but the little amount needed is present on the food we eat. Hence, there is no real need for pills unless the person is deficient.

Almond butter is extremely costly and is said to have health benefits. But, Andy Bellati- a certified dietitian says that it has no more nutritional value than peanut butter. It also has vitamin E, protein, and healthy fats. Juicing fruits or vegetables removes their fiber content which is the major ingredient to make one feel full. Juice has only sugar, which causes constant hunger and low- protein results in losing muscle mass. Gluten-free food does not have any huge health impact. Similarly, almond milk does not have any nutrient in it. Cow milk can be replaced with soy milk.

Granola bars are one of the much-consumed health foods, but it contains a huge amount of sugar in it. A single cup of granola contains 600 calories which equal the calories consumed by eating two turkeys. Avoiding egg yolks and eating only egg whites started when experts claimed that yolk had bad cholesterol. However, recent studies show that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on blood cholesterol level.

Contradictory to popular beliefs, water that is bottled is not healthier or cleaner than normal drinking water. Agave replaced sugar for its low glucose content. However, it has fructose, another sweetener, which causes as much health threat as increased glucose levels. Detoxing the body is completely pointless as the body itself cleanses and filters any harmful substances through kidney and liver. Blood is filtered by the kidney to remove dietary toxins while liver detoxifies chemicals from medications.

Coconut oil is identical to olive oil but has increased the number of saturated fats. Himalayan pink salt has minerals like calcium, potassium, and iron, but experts say it serves no purpose and is just like any other salt. Similarly, coconut water has the same nutritional value as water and a piece of fruit.