Video: ❶ Eight Stereotypes That Prevent You From Eating Right
Proper nutrition is not just a buzzword; it is a very healthy lifestyle indeed. Thanks to a balanced diet, you can not only lose weight, but improve your own health, normalize blood pressure and the work of the cardiovascular system, improve vision, lower cholesterol levels and much more. However, the more often people talk about healthy eating in the media, the more stereotypes about this appear. People readily believe in them because such stereotypes justify failed attempts to improve health and lose weight. Location: Location:
Proper nutrition is a whole system of recommendations and advice, but not all the rules need to be followed and not every advice can be heeded, because some of them may well turn out to be included in the eight insidious stereotypes, which, on the contrary, will only interfere with your eating right. So what are these stereotypes?
1. Eat lots of vegetables. Of course, vegetables are healthy, they are a supplier of vitamins and fiber, they are low in calories. But the uncontrolled consumption of raw vegetables may be contraindicated in people with gastrointestinal diseases. And also eating only vegetables is not at all healthy. For example, a lack of iron (supplied by liver and meat) can reduce fertility in women. And by giving up animal fats completely, a person condemns himself to a lack of vitamin A (decreased vision) and vitamin E ("beauty vitamin"). It's simple: although these vitamins are found in vegetables, they are fat-soluble, that is, without the addition of fats, they simply cannot be absorbed.
2. Replace butter with vegetable oil. Of course, this will be beneficial for the heart due to the exclusion of cholesterol from the diet. However, vegetable oils are very high in calories. At the same time, there is a sufficient amount of vitamins in butter to strengthen the immune system and positively influence vision.
3. Avoid carbohydrates completely. This recommendation completely ignores the fact that carbohydrates are the main source of energy, and only with excess consumption of carbohydrates is it possible to convert them to fats. It is only useful to give up easily digestible carbohydrates - sugar, flour, sweet, but not from complex ones contained in vegetables, fruits, cereals.
4. Eat seafood in unlimited quantities. Despite their usefulness and high content of proteins, iodine, vitamins A and D, omega-3 acids, seafood can also contain a decent amount of cholesterol. For example, in shrimp it is 2 times more than in cream of 20% fat or in sausage.
5. Give up salt completely. The stereotype is far from reality. Reducing salt intake by three times will be beneficial, especially for hypertensive patients. For example, reducing the intake from 10 g to 3.5 g of salt per day stabilizes blood pressure levels. A complete rejection of salt is fraught with a violation of the formation of gastric juice and even dehydration. Moreover, sodium - the main constituent of table salt - is required to maintain the salt composition of the blood.
6. Eat no more than 2 eggs per week. The stereotype is based on the fact that egg yolk contains a full daily dose of cholesterol, however, lecithin with choline, also contained in chicken eggs, can destroy this cholesterol. In addition, if you add butter or a drop of mayonnaise to an egg, you will significantly reduce the negative effects of cholesterol, because this substance is fat-soluble. And only the elderly and people prone to the development of atherosclerosis are not recommended to abuse eggs. At the same time, eggs are shown to young and active because of the content of manganese, iron, phosphorus, copper, cobalt in combination with proteins.
7. Give up alcohol. This certainly deserves the highest praise. However, it has long been proven that a person who daily consumes no more than 30 ml of absolute alcohol (100-130 ml of natural dry wine) naturally normalizes the amount of fat in the blood, improves digestion and even supplies a substance with an anti-atherosclerotic effect to his body. Hot red wine is a folk remedy for colds. And beer with an egg helps to cure excess thinness. But, of course, everything is good in moderation.
8. Do not eat after 6 pm. Not only that, for most working people, the working day ends at 18, or even 19 hours. And their last meal was at 13-14 hours at best. Exhausted by work and hunger, a person returns home, but there is no longer any time to eat. This can lead to serious consequences for the body, especially for those who are "owls" in the rhythm of life. In such people, enzymes and hormones are released into the blood in the evening, the peak of activity occurs in the afternoon, and there is no food intake necessary to maintain strength. And then a person is exposed not only to chronic fatigue, stress, starvation, but in the event of "food breakdowns" brings much more harm to his body than if he ate a certain amount of balanced low-calorie food for dinner.