In terms of healthy eating, good advice from a grandmother is sometimes counterproductive. We teach you how to unravel the info of intoxication.
How do recognize the fake news of relevant information on healthy eating? It is not always easy to disentangle the truth from the false … Let us take stock of a priori unbootable truths.
6 untruths of healthy eating, peeled
We sometimes think that we are doing the right thing by adopting healthy gestures: but they can prove to be harmful in the long term! Here are some “ grandmother’s tips ” that we have analyzed for you.
Every morning a large glass of fruit juice
At first glance, this assertion seems sensible. However, it is much more beneficial for health to consume fresh and whole fruit.
Fruit juice leaves aside the pulp (fibers) and the simple sugars that it contains very quickly pass the intestinal barrier to be found in the blood, which causes a peak in blood sugar followed by an insulinemic surge.
In addition, the vitamins contained in fresh fruit are very fragile: you should not believe that a bottle of orange juice provides you with vitamin C unless it was added during the industrial process
It is absolutely necessary to replace animal fats with vegetable fats
Why not? Provided you know what vegetable fats we are talking about. Consuming only sunflower oil is a very bad choice because this product consists essentially of omega-6 which, in excess, promotes the inflammatory state.
Conversely, omega-3s, which are too little present in our diet, are antioxidants.
However, if they are found in abundance in rapeseed, walnut, or linseed oil, their best source, much better assimilated by the body, remains fatty fish such as sardines, salmon, or mackerel.
Eggs promote cholesterolemia
If they are indeed rich in cholesterol, it should be borne in mind that this molecule is mainly synthesized by the body itself and that the share of cholesterol provided by food remains minimal. So there is no problem in consuming eggs, especially since their protein quality remains a nutritional benchmark.
Eggs are a very inexpensive source of essential amino acids that can be accommodated in many ways.
Let’s flee the white starchy foods to prefer their full or semi-complete cousins
Again, the information needs to be qualified. Because the risk-to-benefit balance undoubtedly leans towards the risk side when whole grains are not organic.
By thinking of doing good, we bring to our organism an explosive cocktail of pesticides of which we do not yet know the extent of the harm. So we favor whole grains AND organic farming.
Similarly, if it is very important to consume enough plants, in the form of vegetables and fruits, we will avoid eating them with the skin as much as possible, unless they come from your vegetable garden or organic farming…
We also flee the most sprinkled with chemicals such as grapes, celery, etc.
Dairy products three times a day?
It seems that excess calcium is correlated with an increased risk of fractures. In addition, in our countries where the diet is largely acidifying, due to the large consumption of starchy foods and animal products, dairy products contribute to increasing the acid load.
We can, therefore, replace one of the dairy products daily with a vegetable “ equivalent ” without fear.
Be wary of food supplements
Yes and no, in any case, not everyone. Obviously, those who promise to lose weight are banned, but we can intelligently supplement ourselves with quality multivitamin food supplements. Just as supplementation with certain minerals like magnesium remains interesting to fight against stress or to promote muscular relaxation.
But avoid supplements containing iron and copper, as well as those containing excess harmful vitamin A. Conversely, those with beta-carotene, the precursor of this vitamin, are safe.
Finally, we prefer the chewable or capsule forms rather than the effervescent forms very rich in salt.