With the help of the internet, we can connect with individuals from all over the world and access nearly all of the world's knowledge with a single mouse click. Trolls and those who are misinformed also spread a lot of fakes, so it's important to keep an eye out for their misrepresentations.
Having a healthy dose of skepticism is quite reasonable when it comes to the advice that strangers and family members give us over the internet. Think about who you're getting your advice from. Is your friend, who goes out and drinks himself blind every Saturday, really the greatest person to ask about nutrition? This article shows 15 nutrition myths and if you're looking for some bad dietary advice, you've come to the right place!
First eat your meat, then veggies. The salad helps you digest your food better by pushing it down
Your stomach breaks down food as it travels through it to create chyme, a mixture of gastric fluids and partially digested food. The sequence is unimportant. Eating meat first may leave you too full for a salad.That's why you should eat your light salad first and meat later.
Broscience: The Anabolic Window!
This absurd notion basically describes the period following exercise when eating causes the body transition from a catabolic to an anabolic state. This also tells you to eat six small meals a day, which has been shown to do nothing for your body. What you eat is more important to your metabolism than when you eat.
Don't eat corn. Cows eat it to gain weight
People = cows, am I right? Because cows have four stomachs, they can eat more at once, so they eat a lot of corn to grow. Most people can get by on 1 or 2 ears of corn a day. Just in case, note that drinking even 1,000 liters of water can be fatal.
Everything should be done in moderation
The idea behind this is that unhealthy foods are only unhealthy when they are consumed in large amounts (how many fast-food cheeseburgers and fries is a "healthy" amount?). This gives us a reason not to stop eating the unhealthy foods we like, even though we should stop eating them.
Mixing foods is bad for your body, because it can't digest more than one dish at a time
When we eat, our bodies can break down many different nutrients at once. Our bodies make enzymes to help them digest the food we eat. In reality, mixing protein and carbohydrates is advantageous to prevent blood sugar increases, especially for people with diabetes.
If you want to lose weight, cut back on the calories you eat
When you don't know much about nutrition, it can be dangerous for your body and health. If you eat fewer calories, your body responds by slowing down your metabolism. This means that you burn fewer calories each day. Regular exercise will get your metabolism to work at its best.
Twice as many vitamins means twice as many benefits
People say that less is more, and this is very true when it comes to vitamins. Taking twice as many vitamins can hurt your health in serious ways. For example, the liver is in charge of taking vitamins A, D, E, and K. If you take too many of these vitamins, it can make you sick.
How many of these myths have you heard? What myths did you believe in? We have collected some more stupid pieces of nutrition advice in the second part of this article.