My Top 6 Food Myths BUSTED! – LEAH ITSINES

My Top 6 Food Myths BUSTED!

Hey lovely ladies!

Below are My top 6 Food Myths BUSTED! I hope you like the article.. You might even be surprised by 1 or 2 of these! 

1. CARBS MAKE YOU FAT:

This saying makes me so sad! Carbohydrates are such an important source of fuel, essential nutrients and dietary fibre. These are all absolutely crucial for a healthy functioning body. Skipping them all together is a no-go! The key is choosing healthier carbohydrates, such as wholegrains, instead of highly refined options.

2. ALL SALADS ARE HEALTHY: 

It depends on what is in the salad. If a salad is predominantly made from wholegrains, vegetables or leafy greens, it is generally a healthy choice. However, some salads can pack a triple calorie, fat and sugar punch via a few sneaky ingredients. Watch out for overly creamy dressings, fatty meats and lots of cheese.

3. ORANGES ARE THE BEST SOURCE OF VITAMIN C:

All citrus foods, including oranges, are rich in vitamin C, but they are not the only source. Many other foods, including capsicum, leafy greens and tomatoes, also contain vitamin C. So bulk up your meals with those delicious veggies!

4. ORGANIC = HEALTHIER:

‘Organic’ refers to the way in which the food is farmed, not the nutritional value of the food. Organic foods are farmed using techniques that are good for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. Scientific studies have not shown a significant difference in nutritional content of organic versus non-organic foods. It really comes down to a personal choice as to whether or not you choose to buy organic.

5. SKIPPPING MEALS WILL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT:

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to a healthy way of eating. If you find that you are not hungry at mealtime, then it is okay to delay eating until your body needs it. However, be mindful of your behaviour – if you tend to skip a meal but find yourself grazing on unhealthy choices instead, it may be worth switching to a regular meal pattern.

6. EATING HEALTHY IS EXPENSIVE:

You can still eat healthy on a budget! I cannot push this point enough. You do not have to buy the latest ‘superfood’ to eat a healthy diet – there are many nutritious foods that are budget friendly. Meal planning and buying seasonal produce are key strategies to shopping on a budget. Use the BARE Guide weekly meal planners and shopping lists to help you work out your weekly shop.

 

If you'd like to see more blog content like this, let me know.. I'm always open to suggestions too! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Leah xx

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