The CHEFGOOD myth busters are back today to debunk some common yet incorrect myths around your health and nutrition.
Let’s get started!
Myth: Eggs are bad for your heart
No more egg white scrambles for you! Eating an egg or two isn’t going to give you heart disease if you’re already healthy. In fact, eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids which are linked to a lower risk of heart disease! On top of this eggs are an excellent source of protein and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Myth: Carrots will make you see better
Carrots are full of beta-carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A. But it turns out most of us already have plenty of Vitamin A stored in our livers meaning supplementing with extra carrots isn’t going to make any discernible difference to our vision. Sorry!
Myth: There is a perfect diet
Every year or two a new ‘perfect’ diet shows up – whether it’s Atkins, Paleo, South Beach or Keto. Most of these diets have pros and cons, but none of them is the perfect diet for everyone.
We believe that the only perfect diet is the one you stick to! Which is why we make healthy, nutritious and tasty food easy – all you need to do is order and eat.
Myth: Gluten-free means it’s healthy
A more recent buzz in the wellness world, the gluten-free label seems to be getting plastered on anything from cereal to spice blends.
Here are the facts: if you’re a celiac or have been diagnosed with a sensitivity to gluten, you will benefit significantly from ditching gluten from your diet. If neither of these things applies to you, cutting gluten probably won’t make any difference.
If you have given up the gluten and you’re feeling better, it may be due to cutting out processed foods and eating more whole and nutritious foods instead, rather than a lack of gluten.
Myth: A juice cleanse or diet can ‘detox’ your body
Touted for benefits like clear skin, weight loss and more energy, detox diets or cleanses don’t have the power to do any of these things. That’s the job of our liver!
Instead, support your liver to do its job by eating a balanced and wholesome diet all the time, instead of resorting to short-term quick fixes (which don’t work anyway).
Myth: A daily multivitamin is necessary
If you are eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet, there is no reason for you to take a multivitamin. If your doctor or health professional has prescribed you with or told you to take a vitamin or mineral, this means you are deficient, and you do need to take it.